Middle English farsi, farsinfrom Old French farcinfrom Latin farcīmensausagefromfarcīreto stuff
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Frenchfarcin; compare Latinfarciminum a disease of horses, from farcire. See farce.
Farcy Sentence Examples
Under the Diseases of Animals Acts 1894 and 1896 weekly returns are issued by the Board of Agriculture of outbreaks of anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, glanders (including farcy), pleuro-pneumonia, rabies and swine fever in the counties of Great Britain; also monthly returns of outbreaks of sheep-scab.
Glanders (including farcy) was the subject during the twentyfour years 1877-1900 of outbreaks in Great Britain ranging between a minimum of 518 in 1877 and a maximum of 1657 in 1892; in the former year 758 horses were attacked, and in the latter 3001.