from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as fack.
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Yes, faiks! to bring home that mane, useless creature, that hasn't a penny to the good!
"The night was as dark as pitch -- so dark, faiks, that they had to get long pieces of bog fir, which they lit, and held in their hand, like the lights that Ned there says the lamplighters have in Dublin to light the lamps with.