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Farraʹgo

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A farrago of nonsense. A confused heap of nonsense. Farrago is properly a mixture of far (meal) with other ingredients for the use of cattle.

“Anquetil was derided … for having suffered a farrago of nonsense to be palmed off upon him by his Parsi teachers as the works of the sage Zoroaster.”—Whitney: Oriental Studies (Avesta). chap. vi. p. 184.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fare Well (To)
Farina
Farinata
Farleu or Farley
Farm
Farmer George
Farmers
Farnese Bull [Far-na-ze]
Farnese Hercules [Far-na-ze Hercu-lees]
Faroese
Farrago
Farringdon Ward (London)
Farthing
Farthingale
Faryndon Inn
Fascination
Fashion [fash-un.]
Fashion of Speech (A)
Fast Girl or Young Lady (A)
Fast Man (A)
Fast and Loose (To play)