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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hagdon  \Hag"don\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  sea  birds  of  the  genus  {Puffinus}; 
  esp.,  {P.  major},  the  greater  shearwarter,  and  {P. 
  Stricklandi},  the  black  hagdon  or  sooty  shearwater;  --  called 
  also  {hagdown},  {haglin},  and  {hag}.  See  {Shearwater}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hag  \Hag\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hagged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hagging}.] 
  To  harass;  to  weary  with  vexation. 
 
  How  are  superstitious  men  hagged  out  of  their  wits  with 
  the  fancy  of  omens.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hag  \Hag\,  n.  [Scot.  hag  to  cut;  cf  E.  hack.] 
  1.  A  small  wood,  or  part  of  a  wood  or  copse,  which  is  marked 
  off  or  inclosed  for  felling,  or  which  has  been  felled. 
 
  This  said  he  led  me  over  hoults  and  hags;  Through 
  thorns  and  bushes  scant  my  legs  I  drew.  --Fairfax. 
 
  2.  A  quagmire;  mossy  ground  where  peat  or  turf  has  been  cut. 
  --Dugdale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hag  \Hag\,  n.  [OE.  hagge,  hegge,  with  hag,  AS  h[ae]gtesse; 
  akin  to  OHG.  hagazussa  G.  hexe,  D.  heks,  Dan.  hex,  Sw 
  h["a]xa.  The  first  part  of  the  word  is  prob.  the  same  as  E. 
  haw,  hedge,  and  the  orig.  meaning  was  perh.,  wood  woman,  wild 
  woman.  ?.] 
  1.  A  witch,  sorceress,  or  enchantress;  also  a  wizard.  [Obs.] 
  ``[Silenus]  that  old  hag.''  --Golding. 
 
  2.  An  ugly  old  woman. 
 
  3.  A  fury;  a  she-monster.  --Grashaw. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  eel-like  marine  marsipobranch  ({Myxine 
  glutinosa}),  allied  to  the  lamprey.  It  has  a  suctorial 
  mouth,  with  labial  appendages,  and  a  single  pair  of  gill 
  openings.  It  is  the  type  of  the  order  Hyperotpeta.  Called 
  also  {hagfish},  {borer},  {slime  eel},  {sucker},  and 
  {sleepmarken}. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  hagdon  or  shearwater. 
 
  6.  An  appearance  of  light  and  fire  on  a  horse's  mane  or  a 
  man's  hair.  --Blount. 
 
  {Hag  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  moth  ({Phobetron  pithecium}),  the 
  larva  of  which  has  curious  side  appendages,  and  feeds  on 
  fruit  trees. 
 
  {Hag's  tooth}  (Naut.),  an  ugly  irregularity  in  the  pattern  of 
  matting  or  pointing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hag 
  n  1:  an  ugly  evil-looking  old  woman  [syn:  {beldam},  {beldame},  {witch}, 
  {crone}] 
  2:  eellike  cyclostome  having  a  tongue  with  horny  teeth  in  a 
  round  mouth  surrounded  by  eight  tentacles;  feeds  on  dead 
  or  trapped  fishes  by  boring  into  their  bodies  [syn:  {hagfish}, 
  {slime  eels}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HAG,  n.  An  elderly  lady  whom  you  do  not  happen  to  like  sometimes 
  called  also  a  hen,  or  cat.  Old  witches,  sorceresses,  etc.,  were 
  called  hags  from  the  belief  that  their  heads  were  surrounded  by  a  kind 
  of  baleful  lumination  or  nimbus  --  hag  being  the  popular  name  of  that 
  peculiar  electrical  light  sometimes  observed  in  the  hair.  At  one  time 
  hag  was  not  a  word  of  reproach:  Drayton  speaks  of  a  "beautiful  hag, 
  all  smiles,"  much  as  Shakespeare  said  "sweet  wench."  It  would  not 
  now  be  proper  to  call  your  sweetheart  a  hag  --  that  compliment  is 
  reserved  for  the  use  of  her  grandchildren. 
 
 




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