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Hag

1. A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled. This said, he led me over hoults and hags; through thorns and bushes scant my legs i drew. (Fairfax)

2. A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.

Origin: Scot. Hag to cut; cf. E. Hack.

1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Silenus] that old hag.

2. An ugly old woman.

3. A fury; a she-monster.

4. (Science: zoology) 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 Hyperotpeta. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken.

5. (Science: zoology) The hagdon or shearwater.

6. An appearance of light and fire on a horses mane or a man's hair. Hag moth, an ugly irregularity in the pattern of matting or pointing.

Origin: oe. Hagge, hegge, with, hag, as. Haegtesse; akin to OHG. Hagazussa, g. Hexe, D. Heks, dan. Hex, Sw. Haxa. The first part of the word is prob. The same as E. Haw, hedge, and the orig. Meaning was perh, wood woman, wild woman.


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Sleep Paralysis

Old hag is an old-fashioned term which was used for referring sleep sickness.

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by Iftekhar
Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:23 pm
 
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Sleep Paralysis

not quite sure what you mean by old hag....

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by mith
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:02 pm
 
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Sleep Paralysis

... are "turned off" during REM sleep, which prevents you from acting out dreamed actions in reality. Non-REM sleep paralysis after waking up ("old hag") is caused by a failure to re-activate the muscles immediately. Normally this condition lasts only a few seconds, but sometimes it can go for a ...

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by Iftekhar
Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:05 pm
 
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Chordate Classification

... chordates are Urochordatea (tunicates) and Cephalochordata (lancelets); however, jawless fishes of the order Cyclostomata (e.g. lempreys and hag fishes) also do not have vertabrae and keep their notochords. Why is this so? Cyclostomata are considered one of three groups of fishes.

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by spikezz
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:25 am
 
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