Hag moth(Zoöl.), a moth 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.

(Hag), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hagged (hagd); 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.

(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.

2. A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut. Dugdale.

(Hag"ber`ry) n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Prunus (P. Padus); the bird cherry. [Scot.]

(Hag"born`) a. Born of a hag or witch. Shak.

(Hag"but) n. [OF. haquebute, prob. a corruption of D. haakbus; haak hook + bus gun barrel. See Hook, and 2d Box, and cf. Arquebus.] A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim. [Written also haguebut and hackbuss.]

(Hag"but*ter) n. A soldier armed with a hagbut or arquebus. [Written also hackbutter.] Froude.

(Hag"don) n. (Zoöl.) 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.

(Hag"fish`)(- fish`),n.(Zoöl.) See Hag, 4.

(Hag*ga"da) n.; pl. Haggadoth (- doth). [Rabbinic haggadha, fr. Heb. higgidh to relate.] A story, anecdote, or legend in the Talmud, to explain or illustrate the text of the Old Testament. [Written also hagada.]

(Hag"gard) a. [F. hagard; of German origin, and prop. meaning, of the hegde or woods, wild, untamed. See Hedge, 1st Haw, and - ard.]

1. Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk. [Obs.] Shak.

2. [For hagged, fr. hag a witch, influenced by haggard wild.] Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted by pain; wild and wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.

Staring his eyes, and haggard was his look.

(Hag"gard), n. [See Haggard, a.]

1. (Falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.

5. (Zoöl.) The hagdon or shearwater.

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

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