Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Tag Rag, and Bobtail.

 Taffy.Tag’hairm (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tag Rag, and Bobtail.
The vulgus ignobilë. A “tag” is a doe in the second year of her age; a “rag,” a herd of deer at rutting time; “bobtail,” a fawn just weaned.   1
   According to Halliwell, a sheep of the first year is called a tag. Tag is sometimes written shag.   2
        “It will swallow us all up, ships and men, shag, rag, and bobtail.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv. 33.

 Taffy.Tag’hairm (2 syl.). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.