Usage examples for stag

  1. It is your original intention, let us say, to attend as a " stag but on the afternoon of the party you receive a note from a young lady of your acquaintance asking if you would be so kind as to accompany to the ball a guest of hers, a " sweet girl from South Orange" who was in her class at college. – Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises by Donald Ogden Stewart
  2. Suddenly a Lion sprang out and made for the Stag – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  3. As to costume, my tailor assures me that it is totally unnecessary to assume the national raiment of a Scotch, unless I am prepared to stalk after a stag – Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. by F. Anstey
  4. The Conservative party was to such an extent the party of resistance to change as to make plausible, if not accurate, Macaulay's comparison of the two parties that divided the nation to the fore and hind legs of a stag the Liberals being always in advance, and the Conservatives following their footsteps at a distance. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  5. Game was very plentiful, for at almost every minute we would pass a stag or a bull drinking; sometimes at only twenty yards, distance. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  6. Suddenly the stag stood fixed. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  7. With his fore- finger the keeper indicated the stag at which Lionel was to fire; it was rather lighter in color than the others, and was standing a little way apart. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  8. When very hard pressed, a stag has suddenly dropped on the ground, and when most of the dogs, unable to stop themselves, dash over him, he springs to his feet, and darts off in an opposite direction. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  9. A stag was frequently sold by the Indians for a loaf of bread, or a knife, or even for a tobacco pipe. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  10. Look about at the other tables- at all the pleasant, familiar faces- the same fine fellows, bless 'em- the same smoky old ceiling, the same bum portraits of dead governors, the same old stag heads on the wall. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  11. But a stag is a stag whatever; and the evening is wearing on. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  12. When the operation is performed on a mature stag with antlers, the latter are shed soon after the operation, whether they have lost their velvet or not. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  13. I pursued with the energy of a young stag – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  14. And though the man had brought his gun with him he never shot at the stag because he wanted to catch it, and he was afraid he would lose it in the night. – The House of Souls by Arthur Machen
  15. Swift as a stag – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  16. Professor Liebig says, A stag may be hunted to death. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  17. Deep plunged the lifeboat, and wearily she rose at each sea, but still she struggled towards Deal, as the wounded stag comes home to die. – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  18. Once let a man submit to desire of an unworthy kind, and he will find himself in the case of the horse that called a rider to help him drive the stag from their common feeding- ground, and received the bit and rein forever. – Horace and His Influence by Grant Showerman
  19. As they are smaller than the stag it is probable that their growth is sooner completed. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton