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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAG

The stag is entirely the same with that of France, only he is a little larger.

In one year of record his score was 154 red deer and 100 stag.

But here a stream crossed the road, 175 and the stag plunged into the water.

So the Tsar took off his clothes, and into the water he plunged after the stag.

He looked about him on every side, and wondered where the stag had gone.

Sometimes a stag with hair white with age, walks behind him.

Lulim, "a stag," seems to be a re-duplicated form of the same word.

A presto ingeniously represents the quick movements of the stag.

Hence it was a stag inspection that Hilton and Karns made of their new home.

There had the stag his lodging and the huntsman a home almost perpetual.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., probably from Old English *stagga "stag," from Proto-Germanic *stag- (see sting). The Old Norse equivalent was used of male foxes, tomcats and dragons and the Germanic root word perhaps originally meant "male animal in its prime." Meaning "pertaining to or composed of males only" (stag party) is American English slang from 1848. Stag film "pornographic movie" is attested from 1968.

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nounmale animal
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