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English Dictionary: wagging by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Wag \Wag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wagged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Wagging}.] [OE. waggen; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw.
      vagga to rock a cradle, vagga cradle, Icel. vagga, Dan.
      vugge; akin to AS. wagian to move, wag, wegan to bear, carry,
      G. & D. bewegen to move, and E. weigh. [fb]136. See {Weigh}.]
      To move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to
      and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part
      of the body; as, to wag the head.
               No discerner durst wag his tongue in censure. --Shak.
               Every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and
               wag his head.                                          --Jer. xviii.
      Note: Wag expresses specifically the motion of the head and
               body used in buffoonery, mirth, derision, sport, and
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