Faggot

Meaning, of course, a bundle of small sticks for use as woodfire fuel.  Its second meaning in the OED dates from the 1500s, a heretic who was burned alive as punishment.

  • 03.015 The faggots are reeking,

 

“faggot | fagot, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, December 2015. Web. 11 February 2016.

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