(Ha`gi*og"ra*pher) n. One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints. Shipley.

(Ha`gi*og"ra*phy) n. Same as Hagiographa.

(Ha`gi*ol"a*try) n. [Gr. "a`gios sacred + latrei`a worship.] The invocation or worship of saints.

(Ha`gi*ol"o*gist) n. One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a hagiographer. Tylor.

Hagiologists have related it without scruple.

(Ha`gi*ol"o*gy) n. [Gr. "a`gios sacred + -logy.] The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints. J. H. Newman.

(Ha"gi*o*scope`) n. "a`gios sacred + -scope.]—> An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; — called, in architecture, a squint. Hook.

(Hag"-rid`den) a. Ridden by a hag or witch; hence, afflicted with nightmare. Beattie. Cheyne.

(Hag"seed`) n. The offspring of a hag. Shak.

(Hag"ship), n. The state or title of a hag. Middleton.

(Hag"-ta`per) n. [Cf. 1st Hag, and Hig-taper.] (Bot.) The great woolly mullein

(Hague"but) n. See Hagbut.

(Hah) interj. Same as Ha.

(Ha-ha") n. [See Haw-haw.] A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it. [Written also haw- haw.]

(Hai"ding*er*ite) n. (Min.) A mineral consisting chiefly of the arseniate of lime; — so named in honor of W. Haidinger, of Vienna.

(Hai"duck) n. [G. haiduck, heiduck, fr. Hung. hajdu.] Formerly, a mercenary foot soldier in Hungary, now, a halberdier of a Hungarian noble, or an attendant in German or Hungarian courts. [Written also hayduck, haiduk, heiduc, heyduck, and heyduk.]

(||Haik) n. [Ar. haïk, fr. haka to weave.] A large piece of woolen or cotton cloth worn by Arabs as an outer garment. [Written also hyke.] Heyse.

(||Hai"kal) n. The central chapel of the three forming the sanctuary of a Coptic church. It contains the high altar, and is usually closed by an embroidered curtain.

(Hail) n. [OE. hail, ha&yoghel, AS. hægel, hagol; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. hagel; Icel. hagl; cf. Gr. ka`chlhx pebble.] Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.

Thunder mixed with hail,
Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky.

(Hail), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hailed (hald); p. pr. & vb. n. Hailing.] [OE. hailen, AS. hagalian.] To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.

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