(Far"ant*ly) a. [See Farrand.] Orderly; comely; respectable. [Obs.] Halliwell.
(Farce) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farced p. pr. & vb. n. Farcing ] [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. to
fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm, Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]
1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff. [Obs.]
The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets.Bp. Sanderson.
His tippet was aye farsed full of knives.Chaucer.
2. To render fat. [Obs.]
If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs.B. Jonson.
3. To swell out; to render pompous. [Obs.]
Farcing his letter with fustian.Sandys.
(Farce), n. [F. farce, from L. farsus p. p. pf farcire. See Farce, v. t.]
1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
2. A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard
to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.
Farce is that in poetry which "grotesque" is in a picture: the persons and action of a farce are all unnatural,
and the manners false.Dryden.
3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce. "The farce of state." Pope.
(Farce"ment) n. Stuffing; forcemeat. [Obs.]
They spoil a good dish with . . . unsavory farcements.Feltham.
(Far"ci*cal) a. Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal.
They deny the characters to be farcical, because they are tually in in nature.Gay.
Far"ci*cal*ly, adv. - Far"ci*cal*ness, n.
(Far"ci*cal), a. Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See Farcy, n.
(Far"ci*lite) n. [Farce+- lite.] (Min.) Pudding stone. [Obs.] Kirwan.
(Far"ci*men Far"cin) n. (Far.) Same as Farcy.
(Far"cing) n. (Cookery) Stuffing; forcemeat.
(Farc"tate) a. [L. farctus, p. p. of farcire. See Farce, v. t.] (Bot.) Stuffed; filled solid; as, a
farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; opposed to tubular or hollow. [Obs.]
(Far"cy) n. [F. farcin; cf. L. farciminum a disease of horses, fr. farcire. See Farce.] (Far.) A
contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and
limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen.
Farcy, although more common in horses, is communicable to other animals and to human beings.