• WordNet 3.6
    • v jag cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
    • n jag a bout of drinking or drug taking
    • n jag a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing
    • n jag a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing
    • n jag a sharp projection on an edge or surface "he clutched a jag of the rock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jag (Bot) A cleft or division.
    • Jag A leather bag or wallet;
    • Jag A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation. "Arethuss arose . . . From rock and from jag .""Garments thus beset with long jags ."
    • Jag A part broken off; a fragment.
    • n Jag A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore.
    • Jag Enough liquor to make a man noticeably drunk; a small “load;” a time or case of drunkeness; -- esp. in phr. To have a jag on, to be drunk.
    • v. t Jag To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jag To notch; cut or slash in notches, teeth, or ragged points.
    • jag To prick, jab, or lacerate, as with a knife or dirk.
    • jag Nautical, to lay or fold in long bights, as a rope or tackle, and tie up with stops.
    • n jag A sharp notch or tooth, as of a saw; a ragged or tattered point; a zig-zag.
    • n jag One of a series of points or dags cut in the edge of a garment for ornament: a style much in favor in France and England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. See dag.
    • n jag A stab or jab, as with a sharp instrument.
    • n jag In botany, a cleft or division.—5. A barbed joining or dovetail; a jag-bolt.
    • jag To carry, as a load: as, to jag hay.
    • n jag A one-horse load; a wagon-load.
    • n jag A saddle-bag; a wallet.
    • n jag As much liquor as one can carry: as, to have a jag on hence, a drunken condition.
    • n jag A fare or catch of fish.
    • n jag A lot, parcel, load, or quantity: as, a, jag of oysters.
    • n jag A rustic; a farm-hand: as, a plow jag.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jag jag a notch: a ragged protuberance: :
    • v.t Jag to cut into notches: to stab or pierce:—pr.p. jag′ging; pa.p. jagged
    • n Jag jag a load: a saddle-bag: a quantity:
    • n Jag jag (bot.) a cleft or division
    • n Jag jag (Scot.) a stab
    • n Jag jag (U.S.) as much liquor as one can carry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. gag, aperture, cleft, chink; akin to Ir. & Gael. gag,


In literature:

On it was a three-cornered, jagged scar.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
The woman glanced nervously at the animal, each time she heard his jagged teeth close.
"Whosoever Shall Offend" by F. Marion Crawford
What had caused it, this jagged, irregular mark?
"Half A Chance" by Frederic S. Isham
It didn't kill him outright, but whipped forty jagged splinters into his body.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
Make a straight clean cut, leaving no jagged edges.
"Carving and Serving" by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln
She was dangling from the end of a jagged bough that had caught in her skirt as she fell.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
A place to keep the material before it becomes a jag.
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
Walking over these jagged surfaces of limestone is destructive to any shoes.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
Maybe this virtuous jag'll get us some business for what it loses us.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
He gets an overnight jag, and is surly all the next day.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair

In poetry:

The pale olive trees on the distant plain,
The jagged blue rocks,
The vaporous sea-like mountain chain,
Dropped into the night.
"El Manolo" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
She was tossed about on the merciless sea,
And received some terrible shocks,
Until at last she ran against
A jagged reef of rocks.
"The Wreck of the 'Thomas Dryden' in Pentland Firth" by William Topaz McGonagall
Still waned the day; the wind that chased
The jagged clouds blew chillier yet;
The woods were stripped, the fields were waste,
The wintry sun was near its set.
"A Dream" by William Cullen Bryant
Watcha gonna do when Memphis near gone,
Memphis near gone, Mistah Drinkin' Man?
Gonna grab a pint bottle of Mountain Corn,
Gonna keep de stopper in my han',
Gonna get a mean jag on, oh, my Lawd!
"Memphis Blues" by Sterling A Brown
And the angry crash of the waves that dash
Themselves on the jagged shore
Where the splintered masts of the ice-wrecks flash,
And the frightened breakers roar
In wild unrest on the ocean's breast
For a thousand leagues or more.
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley
'Oh, hush thee, child, for the night is wet,
And the cloud-caves split asunder,
With lightning in a jagged fret,
Like the gleam of a salmon in the net,
When the rocks are rich in the red sunset,
And the stream rolls down in thunder.'
"The Feud" by Frederick George Scott

In news:

Jag gave us a sneak-peek at its new two-seater.
Ravens crush Jags in preseason play.
McClain's picks for Week 11: Heavily- favored Texans will roll over lowly Jags.
Texans kick field goal , cut Jags' lead to 27-20.
Languid first half by Lady Jags leads to Kilgore win.
Press-Register/Mike Kittrell The Jags against Troy last Saturday.
Jags' Glover ready to take on added workload at running back.
Jags could go after Tebow in trade.
Jags go through Tuesday practice in shells (South Alabama notebook).
Further examining Jags' Hail Mary winner.
Fantasy football Risers/Sliders: Henne sparks Jags, Foles fails.
Jags' Mularkey making changes after hospital visit.
But the Hubbard Jags couldn't catch up with Denovious Scaggs.
It glanced of Jones and into the hands of Jags DT Terrance Knighton.
Texans Cage Bears, Lowly Jags Loom .

In science:

Pacienza, G., Rational curves on general projective hypersurfaces(to appear in JAG), arXiv:math.
On the geometric genus of subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces
Due to fluctuations in the calibrated channel energy gains there is some jagged structure to model hardness ratio leading up to periastron passage.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
FIG. 1: Comparison of empirical measurements (jagged lines) and analytic predictions (curves) of f i j for the citation network described in the text.
Random acyclic networks
On smaller scales its structure is more like that of a jagged fractal.
Percolation Hamiltonians
Another effect seen in Figure 3 is a right-ward shift of the jagged peaks in open flux, which correspond to flux rope ejections, in the run with lower outflow speed.
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux