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Fagot


FAG'OT, noun [Gr. See Fadge. The sense is a bundle or collection, like pack.]

1. A bundle of sticks, twigs or small branches of trees, used for fuel, or for raising batteries, filling ditches, and other purposes in fortification. The French use fascine, from the Latin fascis, a bundle; a term now adopted in English.

2. A person hired to appear at musters in a company not full and hide the deficiency.

FAG'OT, verb transitive To tie together; to bind in a bundle; to collect promiscuously.