Feague (Grose 1811 Dictionary)


To feague a horse; to put ginger up a horse’s fundament, and formerly, as it is said, a live eel, to make him lively and carry his tail well; it is said, a forfeit is incurred by any horse-dealer’s servant, who shall shew a horse without first feaguing him. Feague is used, figuratively, for encouraging or spiriting one up.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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