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fagot

or (British) faggot

[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.
Origin of fagot
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin
Related forms
fagoter, noun
unfagoted, adjective

fagoting

or (British) faggoting

[fag-uh-ting] /ˈfæg ə tɪŋ/
noun
1.
an openwork decoration of fabric in which thread is drawn in crisscross stitches across an open seam.
Origin
1880-85; fagot + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for faggoting

faggoting

/ˈfæɡətɪŋ/
noun
1.
decorative needlework done by tying vertical threads together in bundles
2.
a decorative way of joining two hems by crisscross stitches
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Word Origin and History for faggoting

fagot

n.

early spelling of faggot (n.1).

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