hag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hag eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies
    • n hag an ugly evil-looking old woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hag A fury; a she-monster.
    • Hag A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.
    • Hag A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled. "This said, he led me over hoults and hags ;
      Through thorns and bushes scant my legs I drew."
    • Hag A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. "Silenus] that old hag ."
    • Hag An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.
    • Hag (Zoöl) An eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotreta. Called also hagfish borer slime eel sucker, and sleepmarken.
    • Hag An ugly old woman.
    • Hag (Zoöl) The hagdon or shearwater.
    • v. t Hag To harass; to weary with vexation. "How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with the fancy of omens."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hag A witch; a sorceress; an enchantress; very rarely, a male witch; wizard; magician.
    • n hag A repulsive, vicious, or malicious old woman.
    • n hag A cyclostomous or marsipobranchiate fish, Myxine glutinosa, or glutinous hag, related to the lamprey, type of the family Myxinidæ and suborder Hyperotreta. See these technical words. The hag resembles an eel in some respects, is a foot or more long, has a cirrous sucking mouth, a strong palatal tooth, pouched gills, and is parasitic. Also hagfish, slime-eel.
    • n hag A white mist; phosphoric light; an appearance of light or fire on horses' manes or men's hair.
    • hag To vex; harass; torment.
    • n hag A small wood or wooded inclosure.
    • hag To cut; hack; chop; hew: same as hack.
    • hag To haggle or dispute.
    • n hag A stroke with an ax or a knife; a notch; a cut; a hack.
    • n hag A certain part of a wood intended to be cut.
    • n hag One cutting or felling of a certain quantity of wood; also, the wood so cut.
    • n hag Branches lopped off for firewood; brushwood.
    • n hag A quagmire or pit in mossy ground; any broken ground in a bog.
    • n hag a rabble; rag, tag, and bobtail.
    • n hag A bachelor; a fellow; a man.
    • n hag A kind of boat. See the quotation.
    • n hag A bird: same as hagden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hag hag an ugly old woman, originally a witch: one of the Round Mouths, allied to the lamprey
    • n Hag hag (Scot.) any broken ground in a moss or bog: brushwood to be cut down.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. hægtesse,; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. häxa,. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild woman. √12

Usage

In literature:

The peat-hag became a prison; and a very uncomfortable prison, too.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Gnulemah was always before him, and charmed his eyes and thoughts even to the hag on his arm.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
One night the old hag was roused from her sleep by a strange sound, the sound of a cradle being rocked.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
In Scotland the hag of the south-west wind is similarly a bloodthirsty and fearsome demon.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
That hag is the plague of my life.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Toothless, Dirty, Wry-neck'd, Hunch-back'd Hag.
"The Busie Body" by Susanna Centlivre
In one bedroom was a lunatic hag with some food by her side.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
Then why did he allow himself to be hag-ridden to his ruin by such a creature?
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
He had come out of his quarters and sat in limp exhaustion at the mess table while Dane placed before him a mug of stimulating caf-hag.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
The Witches dance in the thick air of a storm, or, 'black and midnight hags,' receive Macbeth in a cavern.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
I bought the silver saucer from an old Jew, and the transparent apple from a Finnish hag.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
Apparently the old hag was also ardent on her own account!
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The pale lunar touches which make beauties of hags lent divinity to this face, already beautiful.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
The hag cowered, however, before the outstretched index finger of Sybilla de Thouars.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Of all the falsehoods I have heard about the East, that about women being old hags at thirty is the biggest.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
I came into the house where was the bright love of my heart, And the old hag put me out by the Twisting of the Rope.
"Poets and Dreamers" by Lady Augusta Gregory and Others
If Shotaye be a witch, she certainly is far from displaying the hag-like appearance often attributed to the female sorcerer.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
What cursed hag is screeching high, Whilst crash goes all her crockery?
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
You can hardly believe how troubled he is about some gibberish of that old hag that sets charms for lame horses, etc.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Like Calaban he could be called "hag-seed," or the son of a witch and a devil.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
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In poetry:

There he was, a-springing
Of a pious race,
Setting hags a-swinging
In a market-place;
"The Dark Girl's Rhyme" by Dorothy Parker
The quarreling hags at the windows
Have voices unkind, unsweet,
But his Dreams have silver voices
And starrily-slippered feet;
"A Boy Of The Ghetto" by Margaret Widdemer
The hag held a lock of her hair in her hand,
And it was soft and fair:
It must have been a lovely child,
To have had such lovely hair.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Satan.
Well, well, then Isaac shall dye: and wee
What will insew therof shall after see.
O false old hag, thou makste me soft to grone.
"A Tragedie of Abrahams Sacrifice" by Arthur Golding
And the hag had work'd the daughter up
To murder her old mother,
That then she might seize on all her goods,
And wanton with her lover.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
WELLS. Noisome hags of night—
Imps of deadly shade—
Pallid ghosts,
Arise in hosts,
And lend me all your aid.
Appear, appear, appear!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

There he found them being born and promptly rescued them from the clutches of an evil hag with a jackrabbit henchman who wished to enslave them in a gold mine.
Yes, I know: " fag hag" isn't exactly the most delicate way to talk about a lady who loves her gays.
Loretta Lynn Says She'll Record With the Hag .
And the Coal Miner's Daughter tells an Atlanta newspaper that she'll make some of that new music with the Hag .
'The Cat and the Hag ' for Third Sunday.
Yes, I know: "fag hag " isn't exactly the most delicate way to talk about a lady who loves her gays.
Which is more of a challenge at flea markets - the hags or the haggling .
Compton & Bennett: Actually, haggling for the hags.
Maria Asp as the hag with the penis chin (bottom).
In screeching hag-like tones, she maintains aliens stuck a chip, possibly a Funyun, in her lotion-slimed hand.
Since I can't find a real boyfriend, I have to invent one using handsome gay men (there are two words for this, namely fag and hag )—hence my "relationships" with Casey, Adam, and now Rufus.
The term is "fag-hag" -- and a thousand pardons, sensitive readers, but there is no P.C.
This new film, Stage Beauty, is an absolute fag-hag fiesta.
Yesterday the Post was able to track down and briefly harass the formerly anonymous blogger, now known to be 29-year-old Rosemary Port, who slurred model Liskula Cohen as a skank and a hag and so on.
Yes, I know: "fag hag" isn't exactly the most delicate way to talk about a lady who loves her gays.
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In science:

We use the general framework developed in [HAG-I], and in particular the notions of model topology, model sites and stacks over them, in order to define various derived moduli functors and study their geometric properties.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The proofs of the results presented in this paper will be mainly given in [HAG-II].
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We have omitted proofs that will appear mainly in [HAG-II].
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The main idea of the construction is the one used in [HAG-I], and consists of adopting systematically the functorial point of view.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
In [HAG-I], the model category D − Af f ∧ was denoted by (D − Af f , W )∧ , where W is the subcategory of quasi-isomorphisms.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
In turns out that the data of a model pre-topology on a model category M is more or less equivalent to the data of a Grothendieck topology on its homotopy category Ho(M ) (see [HAG-I, Prop. 4.3.5]).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
One of the key results of “HAG” is the following theorem.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
It follows from [HAG-I, 4.6.3], which is a generalization to model sites of the main theorem of [DHI].
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Finally, one can show that the homotopy category Ho(D − Af f ∼) is cartesian closed (see [HAG-I, §4.7]).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
This first part is a very general result that we call Yoneda lemma for model categories (see [HAG-I, §4.2]).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Given two stacks F and G in Af f ∼ , there exists a stack of morphisms RHOM(F , G), that is the derived internal Hom’s of the model category Af f ∼ (see [HAG-I, §4.7]).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The reader will find all details in [HAG-II].
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Recall the Rayleigh-Ritz principle, λ1 (n) = maxkgk≤1 hAg , gi, where the maximum runs over all ℓ2 -normalized vectors g : Zd → (0, ∞) with support in BRn .
Annealed deviations of random walk in random scenery
Also if Z 6= Z a ∈ Ni/Z and g and h are elements of order four in X such that Qhg i 6= Qhhi then Ni/Z = hZ ag , Z ahi and so Ni = Z hag , ah i.
A 3-Local Characterization of the Harada--Norton Sporadic Simple Group
Also if Z 6= Z a ∈ Ni /Z and g and h are elements of order four in X such that Qhg i 6= Qhhi then Ni/Z = hZ ag , Z ahi and so Ni = Z hag , ahi.
Odd Characterizations of Almost Simple Groups (PhD Thesis 2009)
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