Your good father advised me that if you seemed the least to need it, I should get you a nag.
Just the nag I want, Mr. Whittlesey; only I've no ready cash to pay for him.
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.
The poor ruffler was fallen into meditation, and noted not that his nag did no more than amble.
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.
But Lady Mountfencer's nag was fast too, was fast and had a will of his own.
In the midst I heard a call from the road, and saw at the gate a nag bearing a woman and two small boys.
But it will nag at them because they know this effect can't possibly exist.
With a glance at the heap of mortality littering the way, I spurred my nag sharply, and followed hard behind.
Here—Juan, let some one go for Uncle Licurgo to get the nag ready.
"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
[1400+; origin unknown]