faggot


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Synonyms for faggot

a bundle of sticks and branches bound together

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ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch

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fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them

bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot

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It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous faggots were thus bound together--that in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling.
Behind me lay the yard, vividly black-and-white in the moonlight, and the pile of wood and faggots on which Moreau and his mutilated victims lay, one over another.
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.
As a cauldron upon a large fire boils when it is melting the lard of some fatted hog, and the lard keeps bubbling up all over when the dry faggots blaze under it--even so were the goodly waters of Xanthus heated with the fire till they were boiling.
I thought he wouldn't face the fire," said Lord John, laughing, as he came back and threw his branch among the faggots.
Beyond this mere look of things there was little for Brown's freshening fancy to feed on; he saw no human beings, except some gipsies trailing along the river bank, with faggots and osiers cut in the forest; and one sight no longer unconventional, but in such remote parts still uncommon: a dark-haired lady, bare-headed, and paddling her own canoe.
One was: "Knock these fellows down somehow and tie them up, whoever they are; there's rope down by those faggots.
I am glad that she has gone," he said to himself, "she has a decidedly middle-class mind"; and he sank a little deeper still into the mud, and began to think about the loneliness of genius, when suddenly two little boys in white smocks came running down the bank, with a kettle and some faggots.
So they piled the faggots together, and put the Rocket on top, and lit the fire.
She saw the High Priest, he to whom custom would unite her--bent, crooked, gnarled, stunted, hideous--advance with the flaming torch and stand awaiting her command to apply it to the faggots surrounding the sacrificial pyre.
The High Priest looked questioningly toward her--the brand was burning close to his hand and the faggots lay temptingly near.
He spent half the day extending his campfire to the tree, at any moment a half dozen burning faggots ready at hand to fling at his enemies.
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.
Transfer faggot mix into a large bowl then add diced onion, breadcrumbs, sage and beaten egg.
It's a light tarragon-flavoured stew with a faggot and loin.