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1611, (w), Genesis 3:7:
- And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
The fruit of the fig tree, pear-shaped and containing many small seeds.
A small piece of tobacco.
1591, (w), Henry VI, Part 2, Act II, sc. 3:
- I'll pledge you all; and a fig for Peter!
1848, (w), ''Vanity Fair'', Chapter 6:
- About Rebecca and Jos he did not care a fig.
a raisin (dried grape)
duff - boiled pudding with raisins
To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 4-2)
To put into the head of, as something useless or contemptible.
To develop, or cause (a soap) to develop, white streaks or granulations. (defdate)
1893, Henry Gathmann, ''American Soaps'', page 204:
- For filling figged soaps silicate of potash is best adapted, as soda prevents in a measure the proper crystallization. ... Artificially figged soap ...makes a very close imitation of the naturally figged soap.
1897, ''The National Provisioner'', page 27:
- Figging is usually considered to indicate a good quality of soft soap, but such is really not the case. A first-class soft soap can be made which will not fig, while, on the other hand, a poor soap can be produced which will fig.
1938, Harry Bennett, ''The Standard Book of Formulas'':
- In the cold soaps, the water soluble color is added in liquid form after saponification has started. In figged soaps, the color is crutched in after saponification is completed.
(abbreviation of) (gloss)
A person's figure; dress or appearance.
1874, ''The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal'', page 176:
- ''Ginger,'' a showy, fast horse — as if he had been figged with ginger under his tail; a red-haired man.
1901, ''Natal Agriculture Journal'', page 744:
- He must be "figged." Figging consists in pushing a piece of crushed ginger into the return of the wretched creature — a practice which is now illegal, and of which information should be given to the R.S.P.C.A. whenever detected.
2015, Becky Lower, ''The Cotillion Ball Saga'', Simon and Schuster ((ISBN)):
- “Is something amiss with the horse, Parr?” His gaze left the horse for a second as he glanced at Grace. “Yes, the horse has been figged. Now I just need to figure out who the culprit is.”
The piece of ginger root used in figging.