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1. One who conducts a wagon; one whose business it is to drive a wagon.
2. (Astron.) The constellation Charles's Wain, or Ursa Major. See Ursa major, under Ursa.
(Wag`on*ette") n. A kind of pleasure wagon, uncovered and with seats extended along the
sides, designed to carry six or eight persons besides the driver.
(Wag"on*ful) n.; pl. Wagonfuls As much as a wagon will hold; enough to fill a wagon; a wagonload.
(Wag"on-head`ed) a. Having a top, or head, shaped like the top of a covered wagon, or
resembling in section or outline an inverted U, thus as, a wagonheaded ceiling.
(Wag"on*load`) n. Same as Wagonful.
(Wag"on-roofed`) a. Having a roof, or top, shaped like an inverted U; wagon- headed.
(Wag"on*ry) n. Conveyance by means of a wagon or wagons. [Obs.] Milton.
(Wag"on*wright`) n. One who makes wagons.
Field wagtail, any one of several species of wagtails of the genus Budytes having the tail shorter, the
legs longer, and the hind claw longer and straighter, than do the water wagtails. Most of the species are
yellow beneath. Called also yellow wagtail. Garden wagtail, the Indian black-breasted wagtail
Pied wagtail, the common European water wagtail (Motacilla lugubris). It is variegated with black and
white. The name is applied also to other allied species having similar colors. Called also pied dishwasher.
Wagtail flycatcher, a true flycatcher (Sauloprocta motacilloides) common in Southern Australia,
where it is very tame, and frequents stock yards and gardens and often builds its nest about houses;
called also black fantail. Water wagtail. (a) Any one of several species of wagtails of the restricted
genus Motacilla. They live chiefly on the shores of ponds and streams. (b) The American water thrush.
See Water thrush. Wood wagtail, an Asiatic wagtail; (Calobates sulphurea) having a slender bill
and short legs.
(Wag"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of many species of Old World singing birds belonging to Motacilla
and several allied genera of the family Motacillidæ. They have the habit of constantly jerking their long
tails up and down, whence the name.
(Wah) n. (Zoöl.) The panda.
(Wa*ha"bee) n. [Ar. wahabi.] A follower of Abdel Wahab a reformer of Mohammedanism.
His doctrines prevail particularly among the Bedouins, and the sect, though checked in its influence,
extends to most parts of Arabia, and also into India. [Written also Wahaby.]
(Waid) a. [For weighed.] Oppressed with weight; crushed; weighed down. [Obs.] Tusser.
(Waif) n. [OF. waif, gaif, as adj., lost, unclaimed, chose gaive a waif, LL. wayfium, res vaivae; of
Scand. origin. See Waive.]
1. (Eng. Law.) Goods found of which the owner is not known; originally, such goods as a pursued thief
threw away to prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king unless the owner made pursuit of
the felon, took him, and brought him to justice. Blackstone.
2. Hence, anything found, or without an owner; that which comes along, as it were, by chance. "Rolling
in his mind old waifs of rhyme." Tennyson.