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fagot


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fagot  \Fag"ot\n.  [F.,  prob.  aug.  of  L.  fax,  facis,  torch,  perh. 
  orig.,  a  bundle  of  sticks;  cf  Gr  ???????  bundle,  fagot.  Cf 
  {Fagotto}.] 
  1.  A  bundle  of  sticks,  twigs,  or  small  branches  of  trees, 
  used  for  fuel,  for  raising  batteries,  filling  ditches,  or 
  other  purposes  in  fortification;  a  fascine.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  bundle  of  pieces  of  wrought  iron  to  be  worked  over  into 
  bars  or  other  shapes  by  rolling  or  hammering  at  a  welding 
  heat;  a  pile. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  A  bassoon.  See  {Fagotto}. 
 
  4.  A  person  hired  to  take  the  place  of  another  at  the  muster 
  of  a  company.  [Eng.]  --Addison. 
 
  5.  An  old  shriveled  woman.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
 
  {Fagot  iron},  iron,  in  bars  or  masses,  manufactured  from 
  fagots. 
 
  {Fagot  vote},  the  vote  of  a  person  who  has  been  constituted  a 
  voter  by  being  made  a  landholder,  for  party  purposes. 
  [Political  cant,  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fagot  \Fag"ot\v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fagoted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fagoting}.] 
  To  make  a  fagot  of  to  bind  together  in  a  fagot  or  bundle; 
  also  to  collect  promiscuously.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fagot 
  n  1:  a  disparaging  term  for  an  openly  homosexual  man  [syn:  {faggot}, 
  {fag},  {fairy},  {pansy},  {queer},  {poof},  {poove},  {pouf}] 
  2:  a  bundle  of  sticks  and  branches  bound  together  [syn:  {faggot}] 




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