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 for hag
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hag \Hag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hagged (h[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Hagging.]
     To harass; to weary with vexation.
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           How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with
           the fancy of omens.                      --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hag \Hag\, n. [Scot. hag to cut; cf. E. hack.]
     1. A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked
        off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled.
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              This said, he led me over hoults and hags;
              Through thorns and bushes scant my legs I drew.
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     2. A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hag \Hag\ (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS.
     h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan.
     hex, Sw. h[aum]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the
     same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood
     woman, wild woman. [root]12.]
     1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Obs.]
        "[Silenus] that old hag." --Golding.
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     2. An ugly old woman. --Dryden.
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     3. A fury; a she-monster. --Crashaw.
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     4. (Zool.) 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
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     5. (Zool.) The hagdon or shearwater.
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     6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a
        man's hair. --Blount.
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     Hag+moth+(Zool.),+a+moth+({Phobetron+pithecium">Hag moth (Zool.), a moth ({Phobetron pithecium), the larva
        of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on fruit
     Hag's tooth (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of
        matting or pointing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hagdon \Hag"don\ (h[a^]g"d[o^]n), n. (Zool.)
     One of several species of sea birds of the genus Puffinus;
     esp., Puffinus major, the greater shearwarter, and
     Puffinus Stricklandi, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater;
     -- called also hagdown, haglin, and hag. See
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: hag, beldam,
           beldame, witch, crone]
      2: 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 [syn: hagfish,
         hag, slime eels]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "hag":
     Jezebel, Weird Sisters, baboon, bag, bat, battle-ax, beldam, biddy,
     bitch-kitty, blemish, blot, coven, crone, dame, dog, dowager, drab,
     enchantress, eyesore, fishwife, fright, frump, fury, gammer,
     gargoyle, gorgon, grandam, grandmother, granny, grimalkin, harpy,
     harridan, hellcat, hellhag, hex, lamia, mess, monster, monstrosity,
     no beauty, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady,
     old trot, old wife, old woman, scarecrow, shamaness, she-devil,
     she-wolf, shrew, sight, siren, slattern, sorceress, teratism,
     termagant, tigress, trot, ugly duckling, virago, vixen, war-horse,
     wildcat, witch, witchwife, witchwoman

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  HAG, n.  An elderly lady whom you do not happen to like; sometimes
  called, also, a hen, or cat.  Old witches, sorceresses, etc., were
  called hags from the belief that their heads were surrounded by a kind
  of baleful lumination or nimbus -- hag being the popular name of that
  peculiar electrical light sometimes observed in the hair.  At one time
  hag was not a word of reproach:  Drayton speaks of a "beautiful hag,
  all smiles," much as Shakespeare said, "sweet wench."  It would not
  now be proper to call your sweetheart a hag -- that compliment is
  reserved for the use of her grandchildren.

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