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fag

Brit (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect
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If the bin is full they must take steps to empty them and ensure that the pavement is fag-end free
Good job smoking wasn't banned; the glow from a fag-end was a help
THE FAG-END IS THE LAST PART OR REMNANT OF SOMETHING.
He yawned, dumped his fag-end into his glass and slept a troubled sleep, Tomorrow a new day, another way forward to another night, like this one, Someday soon it would be over, and perhaps he would sleep the longest night, Who would know - Who would care?
We stand at the fag-end of an ancient tradition of puffing with pride.
It seems a discarded fag-end is more important to the council than dog dirt in its cemeteries
He held up a lighted cigarette and cheerfully indicated that he would happily perform a de-ticking operation with a glowing fag-end should I require it.
Hunter concludes this chapter where he began, with a long passage from Malcolm Muggeridge's 1977 address, a very moving meditation of an old man nearing death on being a participant in God's creation even at the fag-end of life, on how we shut ourselves off from the wonderful light that awaits us, on the folly of hubris and the need for abandonment to God's purpose for men.
A spectacular fag-end rally in select frontline counters alongwith hectic short-covering mainly helped the equity markets to overcome the implied volatility of option expiring and extend their winning run for the second straight day.
Soyabean refined mill delivery (Indore) and soyabean degum (Kandla) oils, which remained steady for the major part of the week,met with resistance at the fag-end and slipped by Rs 100 each to Rs 6,450 and Rs 6,150 a quintal, respectively.
Mumbai: In a volatile market, the S&P BSE benchmark Sensex and CNX Nifty failed to maintain initial gains and ended barely steady due to fag-end selling pressure from operators ahead of the expiry of futures and options February contract on Thursday.
Ghana were just minutes away from this historic feat before Luis Suarez handled on the goal line in the fag-end of normal time, which saw Asamoah Gyan miss the resulting penalty.