• WordNet 3.6
    • adj haggard very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold "emaciated bony hands","a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys","eyes were haggard and cavernous","small pinched faces","kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
    • adj haggard showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering "looking careworn as she bent over her mending","her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness","that raddled but still noble face","shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens"
    • n Haggard British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Haggard A fierce, intractable creature. "I have loved this proud disdainful haggard ."
    • Haggard A hag.
    • n Haggard A stackyard.
    • Haggard (Falconry) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.
    • Haggard 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."
    • Haggard Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • haggard Wild; intractable: said of a hawk or falcon.
    • haggard Hence Untamed; lawless; wanton; profligate.
    • n haggard A hawk; specifically, in falconry, a wild hawk caught when in its adult plumage.
    • n haggard A hag; an ugly old woman; also, a wanton.
    • haggard Wild-looking, as from prolonged suffering, terror, or want; careworn; gaunt; wildly staring.
    • haggard Desperately wild; reckless: with reference to an act.
    • haggard Synonyms Grim, Grisly, etc. (see ghastly); lean, worn, wasted (especially in countenance).
    • n haggard A stack-yard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Haggard hag′ard lean: hollow-eyed: wild, applied to an untrained hawk—(arch.) Hagg′ed
    • n Haggard a hawk
    • n Haggard hag′ard a stackyard.
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  • Margaret Sackville
    Margaret Sackville
    “Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hagard,; of German origin, and prop. meaning, of the hegde or woods, wild, untamed. See Hedge, 1st Haw, and -ard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It was haggard, drawn and wan.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
He remained a minute or two in the private office, then emerged, haggard, with eyes staring.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
The king entered into the cell without pronouncing a single word: he was pale and haggard.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Another moment, and I saw Charles, pale and haggard, still in evening-dress, coming towards me.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
Once Lucy came, haggard and tight-lipped, and asked Susan to put on water to heat.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
He took another look into the haggard face and made up his mind.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
He was growing haggard with anxiety and care and inability to assure or comfort.
"An Apache Princess" by Charles King
Her face was pale, and her eyes looked unusually haggard and restless.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Indeed, young Itzig was by no means a pleasant apparition, pale, haggard, red-haired, and shabbily clothed as he was.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Emaciated, spiritless, haggard, she was scarcely a shadow of her former self.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg

In poetry:

Wan her face! and lean and haggard!
Ance sae sonsy! ance sae sweet!
What a change! -- unhous'd and beggar'd,
Starving without claise or meat!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Then, swift as the flight of the sea-pie,
White woman, white horse, went away,
And Downal passed his haggard,
And faced the spear of the day;
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
"Glencairn and stout Parkhead were nigh,
Obsequious at their Regent's rein,
And haggard Lindesay's iron eye,
That saw fair Mary weep in vain.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
The threshing mill was set-up, I knew,
In Cassidy's haggard last night,
And we owed them a day at the threshing
Since last year. O it was delight
"On An Apple-Ripe September Morning" by Patrick Kavanagh
At Killybegs the white sails race
When the blue sea is like a floor;
Like doubt night falls with haggard face;
Sometimes the ships return no more.
"At Killybegs" by Clinton Scollard
And she would sit with tangled hair,
With haggard cheek and heavy eyes,
Tend all thy wants with loving care,
And soothe thy pains and hush thy cries.
"A Faithful Mother's Love" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

It was almost 46 years ago when Merle Haggard released his first album, "Strangers" on Capitol Records.
Buck Owens, along with Merle Haggard, was the leader of the Bakersfield sound, a twangy, electricified, rock-influenced interpretation of hardcore hon.
The gala paid tribute to Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman , Bill T Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey.
Merle Haggard has pneumonia, cancels Jan dates.
0Fabian Jefferson gets his pigskin from week two and Mark Haggard previews the Bruins and Myrtle Beach.
Get your outlaw country fix with Johnny Cash , Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard at Marx Cafe in Mount Pleasant.
Merle Haggard Keeps on Keepin ' On.
Concerts announced Monday include Steve Winwood, Merle Haggard, Lunatic Luau .
The gala paid tribute to Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey.
As a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard was the most important country artist to emerge in the 1960s, and he became one of the leading figures.
Haggard will play his hits at Heritage Hall on at 6 pm March 16, but tickets are in high demand so those interested are encouraged to order quickly.
Merle Haggard – Learning to Live With Myself.
Merle Haggard is one of those rare artists who's had decades of hit songs, many of which he's written himself.
In my recent 'Top 10 List' for Taste of Country, I honor the legendary Merle Haggard.
Legendary country singer Merle Haggard says he has moved beyond the lure of financial rewards.

In science:

Pasquali et al. 2009; Pimbblet & Jensen 2012), Haggard et al. (2010) demonstrate that there is no significant difference in AGN fraction between cluster and field samples for a constrained range of absolute magnitudes.
The drivers of AGN activity in galaxy clusters: AGN fraction as a function of mass and environment
Additional optical counterparts include three BY Dra candidates, a possible blue straggler, and a previously-reported quiescent low-mass X-ray binary (Haggard et al. 2004).
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
IPC source B, ∼4′ from the cluster center, coincides with a Chandra source subsequently identified as a qNS (Rutledge et al. 2002, Haggard et al. 2004).
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Preliminary results of this study were reported by Haggard et al. (2010).
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Using these data, an optical counterpart for the source initially identified as a qNS on the basis of its Xray spectrum alone (Rutledge et al. 2002) was reported by Haggard et al. (2004).
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources