2. A fierce, intractable creature.
I have loved this proud disdainful haggard.Shak.
3. [See Haggard, a., 2.] A hag. [Obs.] Garth.
(Hag"gard), n. [See 1st Haw, Hedge, and Yard an inclosed space.] A stackyard. [Prov.
(Hag"gard*ly), adv. In a haggard manner. Dryden.
(Hag"ged) a. Like a hag; lean; ugly. [R.]
(Hag"gis) n. [Scot. hag to hack, chop, E. hack. Formed, perhaps, in imitation of the F. hachis
fr. hacher.] A Scotch pudding made of the heart, liver, lights, etc., of a sheep or lamb, minced with
suet, onions, oatmeal, etc., highly seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the same animal; minced head
and pluck. [Written also haggiss, haggess, and haggies.]
(Hag"gish) a. Like a hag; ugly; wrinkled.
But on us both did haggish age steal on.Shak.
(Hag"gish*ly), adv. In the manner of a hag.
(Hag"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haggled (-g'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Haggling ] [Freq. of Scot. hag,
E. hack. See Hack to cut.] To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful
manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.
Suffolk first died, and York, all haggled o'er,Shak.
Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteeped.
(Hag"gle), v. i. To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.
Royalty and science never haggled about the value of blood.Walpole.
(Hag"gle), n. The act or process of haggling. Carlyle.
1. One who haggles or is difficult in bargaining.
2. One who forestalls a market; a middleman between producer and dealer in London vegetable markets.
(Ha"gi*ar`chy) n. [Gr. "a`gios sacred, holy + - archy.] A sacred government; government by
holy orders of men. Southey.
(Ha`gi*oc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. "a`gios holy, and kratei^n to govern.] Government by a priesthood; hierarchy.
(||Ha`gi*og"ra*pha) n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. "agio`grafa (sc. bibli`a), fr. "agio`grafos written by
inspiration; "a`gios sacred, holy + gra`fein to write.]
1. The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law
and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes,
Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
2. (R. C. Ch.) The lives of the saints. Brande & C.
(Ha`gi*og"ra*phal) Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.