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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Foible \Foi"ble\, n. 1. A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty. [1913 Webster] A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded and overshadowed by superficial foibles. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte. [Written also faible.] Syn: Fault; imperfection; failing; weakness; infirmity; frailty; defect. See Fault. [1913 Webster]