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faggot

(esp US), fagot
a bundle of iron bars, esp a box formed by four pieces of wrought iron and filled with scrap to be forged into wrought iron
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The High Priest looked questioningly toward her--the brand was burning close to his hand and the faggots lay temptingly near.
John raked the faggots up again, more from habit than presence of mind, or any reference to this remark, and was about to withdraw, when a bounding step was heard upon the stair, and Barnaby came panting in.
So they piled the faggots together, and put the Rocket on top, and lit the fire.
One was: "Knock these fellows down somehow and tie them up, whoever they are; there's rope down by those faggots. They want to take away my nice hose." The other was: "As soon as you get a chance, call out to that canoeing girl; she's over on the bank with the gipsies.
Here and there a dog barked behind a door or an affrighted cat fled precipitately from the midst of the pavement to take refuge behind a pile of faggots, from which retreat her eyes would shine like peridores.
There again was a bearded brother with a broad-headed axe and a bundle of faggots upon his shoulders, while beside him walked another with the shears under his arm and the white wool still clinging to his whiter gown.
a wall beside the kitchen fireplace-- a little iron door belonging to a brick oven, of that old-fashioned sort that used to be heated with faggots of wood.
"I thought he wouldn't face the fire," said Lord John, laughing, as he came back and threw his branch among the faggots.
They could have done with being a little more peppery but, all in all, a great faggot.
None more troubled than when Nigel Brazier, undisputed aficionado of the humble faggot announced in 2014 he planned to flog his acclaimed Cook Shop, in Cradley Heath, an Aladdin's Cave of forgotten fare.
Tom Isaacs, who has represented Wales at Sevens level, came under fire after tweeting that Scarlets and Wales under-18 performance analyst Marc Carter "looks like a faggot".
Faggot is often used as a slur against homosexuals, while the users have admitted to using the word for the dish, also known as 'savoury ducks'.