Even after Halbert became a man shag was his constant companion, and he lived to a good old age.
They love Carlo and shag, and are never afraid when they are with them.
shag was making his way down a very steep and dangerous ledge of rocks, and Malcolm resolved at all hazards to follow him.
They ordered horses an' a outfit, and shag Bunce is goin' with 'em.
shag tossed his huge head unbelievingly, and snorted through his dilated nostrils.
The shag shows more reluctance to leave its nest than the Cormorant does.
The shag feeds almost exclusively on fishes, and these are chased through the water with incredible skill.
shag, of course, did as nearly as he could exactly the same.
shag leaned over, his eyes shining in delight, for the fish was an extraordinarily large one.
Someone, somebody, something, shag wants to kiss my toesies!
1590s, "cloth having a velvet nap on one side," perhaps from Old English sceacga "rough matted hair or wool," from Proto-Germanic *skagjan (cf. Old Norse skegg, Swedish skägg "beard"), perhaps related to Old High German scahho "promontory," Old Norse skagi "a cape, headland," with a connecting sense of "jutting out, projecting." But the word appears to be missing in Middle English. Of tobacco, "cut in fine shreds," it is recorded from 1789; of carpets, rugs, etc., from 1946.
"copulate with," 1788, probably from obsolete verb shag (late 14c.) "to shake, waggle," which probably is connected to shake.
And þe boot, amydde þe water, was shaggid. [Wyclif]Cf. shake it in U.S. blues slang from 1920s, ostensibly with reference to dancing. But cf. also shag (v.), used from 1610s in a sense "to roughen or make shaggy." Also the name of a dance popular in U.S. 1930s and '40s. Related: Shagged; shagging.
in baseball, "to go after and catch" (fly balls), by 1913, of uncertain origin. Century Dictionary has it as a secondary sense of a shag (v.) "to rove about as a stroller or beggar" (1851), which is perhaps from shack (n.) "disreputable fellow" (1680s), short for shake-rag, an old term for a beggar.
[origin unknown; perhaps fr shake by way of shack]