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Coppicing and Faggot Making: What the…?

These are new terms for me, although once very commonly in use in certain areas. Details are at Central Brittany Journal. For example:

It is interesting to note that prior to the Industrial Revolution, over ninety per cent of the population lived in the countryside, and that most of these people used faggots for cooking, and for heating – i.e. almost everyone enjoyed tax-free, sustainable, eco-friendly heating, which also provided them with a few days of healthy exercise collecting wood in the open air every year.