Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fatiguing labor or drudgery; specifically, the system of fagging carried on at some English public schools. See fag, n., 2.

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Examples

  • The faggery was astir early, and before breakfast the solemn ceremony of drawing lots for the scene of our revels took place.

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  • As soon as these personal matters were disposed of, I was tacitly admitted as a member of the honourable faggery, and invited to express my opinion on a matter which had been engaging the attention of the fraternity before I arrived.

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  • The Philosophers, when in due time they mustered in the faggery after their inspection of the scene of the outrage, were not slow in taking in the seriousness of the situation.

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  • Sweeten's fate was still fresh in the memory of some of the faggery.

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  • At any rate, I felt heartily miserable, and wished I had never put foot outside the faggery that day.

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  • And how jolly to tumble in at Sharpe's door once more, and slap one another on the back, and crowd up into the old familiar faggery, and hear all the old chaff and slang, interspersed with stories of the holidays, and second-hand Christmas jokes!

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  • That afternoon in the faggery our jubilant review of the situation was combined with a wind-up meeting of the Conversation Club for the term.

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  • It is also resolved that the faggery be fumigated and disinfected during the holidays, and that any chap seen talking to you be refused to be let in till he has been vaccinated.

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  • As I joined my comrades in the faggery, in the fond hope of snatching a precious quarter of an hour for my neglected studies, I found great excitement and jubilation afoot.

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  • When in due time I returned, somewhat depressed by what I had overheard, to the faggery, I discovered that the particular occasion of the triumphal shout referred to had been a proposal by Langrish to celebrate the approaching Fifth of November by hanging, and, if possible, burning

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