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Offensive term for an openly homosexual man.  Synonyms: fag, faggot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer.
A bundle of sticks and branches bound together.  Synonym: faggot.

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"Fagot" Quotes from Famous Books

... done!" replied the fisherman; "then their time was come—but He who destroys, can save if He pleases; I'll not put out the fire while there's a fagot left, for you know, Mr Forster, that if anyone should by a miracle be thrown into the smooth water on this side of the point, he might be saved; that is, if he swam well:"—and Robertson threw on more fagots, which soon flared up with a brilliant light. The ...
— Newton Forster • Frederick Marryat

... fire Maren knelt before a green stake set upright in the earth, from a fork of which there hung a black iron crucifix, its ivory Christ gleaming in the light. On either side of this pitiful altar there flamed, in lieu of candles, a fagot taken from ...
— The Maid of the Whispering Hills • Vingie E. Roe

... quivering, lurid flame shot up at the feet of the luckless Landon, when the storm burst forth with ungovernable fury. The scaffolding was blown down, the fragments scattered, and the rain, descending in torrents, instantly quenched both torch and fagot. The vast crowd was thrown into utter confusion; the terrified horses of the cavalry plunged madly among the footmen; hundreds fell and were trampled under foot; and prayers, shrieks, and imprecations ...
— The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales • Francis A. Durivage

... that had been saved from the old furniture had been placed there; and, as it was cold and damp, in spite of all the trouble they had taken to make it habitable, the tenant's servant preceded me with a firebrand in one hand and a fagot in ...
— Mauprat • George Sand

... blotted; and the impenitent sectaries, who refused to subscribe the orthodox creed, were deprived of the honors of Christian burial; but in the next age the question was forgotten; nor can I learn that the axe or the fagot were employed for the extirpation of the ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 6 • Edward Gibbon

Words linked to "Fagot" :   sheaf, truss, disparagement, metallurgy, derogation, depreciation, tie down, tie up, bind, bundle, shirtlifter, embroider, gay man, broider

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