- a form of glanders chiefly affecting the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels of horses and mules.
Origin of farcy
1375–1425; late Middle English farsy(n) < Anglo-French, Middle French farcin < Late Latin farcīminum glandular disease (Latin farcī(re) to stuff + Late Latin -minum for Latin -men noun suffix)
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Examples from the Web for farcy
Schoelcher and Commander Farcy, who gave his name to his gunboat, dined with me.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Farcy, a disease to which horses are subject, still sometimes miscalled Fashions by country farriers.
Or a nostrum that shall be sure work on a horse with a farcy?Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)
John P. Kennedy
By an order in Council animals affected with farcy must be destroyed.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Gives a long and designedly loathsome account of glanders and farcy.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
- vet science a form of glanders in which lymph vessels near the skin become thickened, with skin lesions and abscess-forming nodules, caused by a bacterium, Burkholderia mallei
C15: from Old French farcin, from Late Latin farcīminum glanders, from Latin farcīmen a sausage, from farcīre to stuff
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