Faggot, a bundle of pieces of wood, tied together for fuel, or other purposes.

In making up faggots, the workmen trim or cut off' the superfluous branches, from the sides and end, which they insert in the middle of the bundle, where they can be of little service. Instead of continuing this wasteful method, such superfluous leaves and boughs ought to be mattered on the ground, which will, in consequence, be considerably ameliorated ; for this kind of manure is particularly be-neficial to bad and exhausted land, which may thus be converted into an excellent garden mould; and the growth of young trees will be remarkably promoted.