(Hag), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hagged (hagd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hagging.] To harass; to weary with
How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with the fancy of omens.L'Estrange.
(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
This said, he led me over hoults and hags;Fairfax.
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
(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.
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.Dryden.
(Hag"gard), n. [See Haggard, a.]
1. (Falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.