borer
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["a]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. [1913 Webster]

2. An ugly old woman. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A fury; a she-monster. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) The hagdon or shearwater. [1913 Webster]

6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair. --Blount. [1913 Webster]

{Hag moth} (Zo["o]l.), a moth ({Phobetron pithecium}), the larva of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on fruit trees.

{Hag's tooth} (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of matting or pointing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Borer — Bor er, n. 1. One that bores; an instrument for boring. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus {Teredo} and allies, which burrows in wood. See {Teredo}. (b) Any bivalve mollusk ({Saxicava}, {Lithodomus}, etc.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bórer — m tehn. reg. 1. {{001f}}bušilica kojom se ručno buši metal, drvo itd.; bormašina 2. {{001f}}svrdlo kao dio, promjenjivi nastavak bušilice, »igla« ✧ {{001f}}njem …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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  • borer — [bôr′ər] n. 1. a tool for boring or drilling 2. a person whose work is to bore holes 3. an insect or its larval worm that bores holes in trees, fruit, etc. 4. a shipworm …   English World dictionary

  • Borer — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Borer (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Borer » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Borer — Recorded as Borer and Boarer, this is a medieval English surname. It is occupational, and derives it is said, from the pre 7th century Olde English word borian , itself associated with the Olde Norse word bora , and as such it describes some one… …   Surnames reference

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