And there happens to be a rock with stag on top of it as a monument right outside of town.
When "Paula" stalled at stag, Salinger must have been relieved.
“President Zal ul-Haq refused me entry to his entourage, saying it was a stag party,” Mustafa told the audience.
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.