To administer to a horse a suppository made of raw ginger. No kidding. This was apparently a common practice among horse dealers - to make the horse livelier, to hide lameness of the hind legs, and to stimulate it to carry its tail better.
Um. Occasionally, a live eel was substituted for the ginger with unusually sluggish horses or when exaggerated results were desired.
Feague (?), v. t. [Cf. G. fegen to sweep, Icel. faegia to cleanse, polish, E. fair, fay, to fit, fey to cleanse.]
To beat or whip; to drive.
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