Your good father advised me that if you seemed the least to need it, I should get you a nag.
Here—Juan, let some one go for Uncle Licurgo to get the nag ready.
I don't know where you can get one, unless you steal the telegraph boy's nag; it's in the stable now, having a feed.
He gave his nag a good kick in the flank and urged him to the top of his speed.
He was pulled out from beneath his nag; and the poor animal got up, goaded to do so by the kicks of the brutal performers.
One of our babies fell out of the nest yesterday and nag ate him.
In the midst I heard a call from the road, and saw at the gate a nag bearing a woman and two small boys.
And how am I to be sure that nag won't mistake me for you some dark night?
With a glance at the heap of mortality littering the way, I spurred my nag sharply, and followed hard behind.
The big man brought the bang-stick, and nag fell in two pieces!
"annoy by scolding," 1828, originally a dialectal word meaning "to gnaw" (1825), probably ultimately from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gnaga "to complain," literally "to bite, gnaw," dialectal Swedish and Norwegian nagga "to gnaw"), from Proto-Germanic *gnagan, related to Old English gnagan "to gnaw" (see gnaw). Related: Nagged; nagger; nagging.
"old horse," c.1400, nagge "small riding horse," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Dutch negge, neg (but these are more recent than the English word), perhaps related in either case to imitative neigh. Term of abuse is a transferred sense, first recorded 1590s.
A horse, esp an old and worn-out racehorse: to make dough on the nags
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