Posted by AnneLB on January 29, 1998 at 15:12:48:
In response to A question..., written by P. Bingham on January 29, 1998 at 15:00:25
] What is a faggot?
] In Sir Walter Scott's ghost story there is "the flaming bickering faggots in the chimney, that sent at once their gleam and their warmth through the snug apartment..."
] I can only assume it is firewood, or the iron firedogs the wood sits upon. I just never heard it refered to as a faggot before.
] ] Patricia
You are right - a faggot is a twig or kindling used in the fire to start it. "Fag" is also used in describing a cigarette.
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