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from bum + obsolete feague, fegue to beat, probably from Dutch vegen, literally, to sweep, from Middle Dutch vēghen; akin to Old Saxonfegon to sweep, Middle High German vegen to sweep, clean, Old English fæger beautiful
From: A History of the Martin Marprelate Controversy
In the Reign of Queen Elizabeth
By The Rev. William Maskell, 1845
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