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fagot

[fag-uh t] /ˈfæg ət/
noun
1.
a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
2.
a bundle; bunch.
3.
a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
verb (used with object)
5.
to bind or make into a fagot.
6.
to ornament with fagoting.
Also, British, faggot.
Origin of fagot
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin
Related forms
fagoter, noun
unfagoted, adjective
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  • fagots for a witch: The introduction of this witch element into a Greek legend rather mars the consistency of the poem.

    The Vision of Sir Launfal James Russell Lowell
  • fagots were then collected, and piled around him to which he appeared quite indifferent.

    The Slavery Question John Lawrence
  • fagots were stacked at one end of the clearing; a pile of loose bark lay near.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
Word Origin and History for fagots

fagot

n.

early spelling of faggot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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