Faggot

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Faggot, faggots, or faggoting may refer to:

  • faggot or fagot, branch or twig, or bundle of these
    • Fascine, bundle of brushwood used in civil and military engineering
    • Fasces, ancient symbol of an axe bound in a bundle of rods
    • Faggot (unit), archaic unit of measurement for bundles of sticks
    • Death by burning, metonymically referred to by the faggots which fuel the fire
    • Ashen faggot (or ashton fagot), Christmas wassail tradition in the West Country of England
  • a discarded cigarette end
  • Faggot Hill, a summit in Massachusetts, United States

Arts and crafts

  • Faggoting (metalworking), forge welding a bundle of bars of iron and steel
  • Faggoting (knitting), variation of lace knitting in which every stitch is a yarn over or a decrease
  • Faggoting stitch, featherstitch, or Cretan stitch, embroidery stitch used to make decorative seams or to attach insertions
  • Bassoon, variously called fagotto, faggot, fagott, fagot

Culture

  • Faggot (slang), pejorative, now usually for a gay man, also having older and derived pejorative senses
    • Faggots (novel), 1978 novel by Larry Kramer
    • Faggot, a track from the stand-up comedy album Deadbeat Hero by Doug Stanhope
    • "Faggot", a song by Mindless Self Indulgence:
  • The Faggot, 1876 book by Charles Tylor
  • Nicholas Faggot, character in the 1824 novel Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott
  • Faggot voter, hireling eligible to vote as nominal titleholder of part of a subdivided property
  • A Newfoundland English term used to describe stacked drying fish and also a reference to a mischievous child

Food

Science

  • Faggot cell, blast cell type found in acute promyelocytic leukemia
  • Eumeta crameri or faggot worm, from the bundles of twigs it binds to itself

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