figging

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Generally thought to derive from feaguing.

Noun[edit]

figging (uncountable)

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  1. The insertion of ginger root into the anus, vagina or urethra, originally applied to slaves and prisoners as a punishment, then to horses as a form of deception as to the horse's condition, and later used in BDSM.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

figging (uncountable)

  1. (soap-making, dated) (Development of) white streaks or granulations in soap, a natural development in some soaps once considered a sign of quality and therefore sometimes artificially imitated. [mid-1800s to mid-1900s]
    • 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.
    • 1918, The Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association:
      The figging is probably due to the separation of the potash salts of some of the fatty acids having a high solidifying point, i. e., [...]
    • 1949, Soap, Cosmetics, Chemical Specialties, volume 25, page 42:
      Artificial figging was at one time produced by dispersing insoluble fillers in the base.
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Verb[edit]

figging

  1. present participle of fig