Usage examples for nags

  1. And it is notable that though she never nags her husband, and frankly loves the Colonel as if she were his favorite daughter, she has never got out of the habit of nagging Higgins that was established on the fatal night when she won his bet for him. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  2. After bringing his nags up to the inndoor in very pretty style, he gave the reins to his servant, and got down. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  3. We set off, unarmed, as we had sent our Mausers back to the Transvaal some time before, and mounted on a pair of nags that were plainly unfit to make the journey. – With Steyn and De Wet by Philip Pienaar
  4. In Coltman, Runciman, it is occupative, the man in charge of the colts, rouncies or nags. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  5. The Cavalry are mounted on poor Egyptian nags. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  6. After that the country's open, and there's nothing which the ladies' nags can't do. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  7. So finishing my breakfast, I walked out with them to the tavern yard, where I had my pick among the sorriest- looking dozen of nags in England, and finally bought from the red- haired man, for five pounds, bridle, saddle, and a flea- bitten grey that seem'd more honestly raw- boned than the rest. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  8. There were twenty of the galloping little nags; they took a minute or two to pass. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  9. Battle- horses have gone by here, not chapmen's or farmers' nags, and I think I know their breed. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  10. There was a house party at Buck Hill and she had come from Peyton only that morning in a brand new carriage with Billy driving the spanking pair of nags. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  11. Beat our nags and won our money, Made the game by no means funny, Made us rather blue; When the racing was concluded, Of our hard- earned coin denuded Dandaloonies sat and brooded There in Dandaloo. – Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses by A. B. Paterson
  12. Tell Jacob to let us have the nags; I'll ride the gray pony. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  13. Soon the two ships reappeared on the horizon; our fleet nags quickly transformed them into the garden and the farm, and in half an hour we were relating our mild adventure round Hobson's hospitable board. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. The shaggy little nags of the Huns are neighing in the streets of Constantinople. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  15. More gear 'twould make me get without delay, More bows there'd be to make, more calls to pay, A friend or two must still be at my side, That all alone I might not drive or ride, More nags would want their corn, more grooms their meat, And waggons must be bought, to save their feet. – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  16. A gentleman's servant coming up with a horse at the same time, I offered him a crown to assist me in pursuing them, which he no sooner accepted, than I armed him with the officer's pistols, and we galloped after the thieves, who, trusting to the swiftness of their horses, stopped till we came within shot of them and then, firing at us, put their nags to the full speed. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  17. We jumped to our nags, and they turned and beat it back. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  18. " Ye've got more horses than ye can shake a stick at," he began again; " ponies an' plow teams an' buggy nags, but ye ain't got nuthin' like what I'm 'bout to show ye." – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates