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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

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

Biology

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

Food

  • Faggot (food), British meatball commonly made of pork offal
  • A herb bundle, or bouquet garni of bay leaf, thyme and parsley tied together

Slang

  • Faggot (slang), pejorative, now usually for a gay man, also having older and derived pejorative senses

Surname

  • Jacob Faggot (1699–1777), Swedish scientist
  • Nicholas Faggot, character in the 1824 novel Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott

Other

  • Ashen faggot (or ashton fagot), Christmas wassail tradition in the West Country of England
  • Death by burning, metonymically referred to by the faggots which fuel the fire
  • Faggot Hill, a summit in Massachusetts, United States
  • Faggot voter, hireling eligible to vote as nominal titleholder of part of a subdivided property
  • The Faggot, 1876 book by Charles Tylor

See also