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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hag \Hag\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hagged} (h[a^]gd); 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hag \Hag\, noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hag \Hag\ (h[a^]g), noun [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[aum]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. [root]12.]

1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Obs.] "[Silenus] that old hag." --Golding.

2. An ugly old woman. --Dryden.

3. A fury; a she-monster. --Crashaw.

4. (Zool.) 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 {Hyperotreta}. Called also {hagfish}, {borer}, {slime eel}, {sucker}, and {sleepmarken}.

5. (Zool.) The hagdon or shearwater.

6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair. --Blount.

{Hag moth} (Zool.), 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hagdon \Hag"don\ (h[a^]g"d[o^]n), noun (Zool.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus {Puffinus}; esp., {Puffinus major}, the greater shearwarter, and {Puffinus Stricklandi}, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater; -- called also {hagdown}, {haglin}, and {hag}. See {Shearwater}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: {hag}, {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}, {hag}, {slime eels}]

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