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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stag \Stag\ (st[a^]g), n. [Icel. steggr the male of several
   animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga. Cf. Steg.]
   1. (Zool.)
      (a) The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a
          large European species closely related to the American
          elk, or wapiti.
      (b) The male of certain other species of large deer.
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   2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl. [Prov. Eng.]
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   3. A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and {bull
      seg}. See the Note under Ox.
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   4. (Stock Exchange)
      (a) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a
          member of the exchange. [Cant]
      (b) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new
          projects, with a view to sell immediately at a
          premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant]
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   5. (Zool.) The European wren. [Prov. Eng.]
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   Stag beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
      lamellicorn beetles belonging to Lucanus and allied
      genera, especially Lucanus cervus of Europe and {Lucanus
      dama} of the United States. The mandibles are large and
      branched, or forked, whence the name. The larva feeds on
      the rotten wood of dead trees. Called also horned bug,
      and horse beetle.

   Stag dance, a dance by men only. [Slang, U.S.]

   Stag hog (Zool.), the babiroussa.

   Stag-horn coral (Zool.), any one of several species of
      large branching corals of the genus Madrepora, which
      somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially
      Madrepora cervicornis, and Madrepora palmata, of
      Florida and the West Indies.

   Stag-horn fern (Bot.), an Australian and West African fern
      (Platycerium alcicorne) having the large fronds branched
      like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same genus.

   Stag-horn sumac (Bot.), a common American shrub ({Rhus
      typhina}) having densely velvety branchlets. See Sumac.

   Stag party, a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.]

   Stag tick (Zool.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the
      family Hippoboscidae, which lives upon the stag and is
      usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the
      European grouse, but in that case has wings.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vinegar \Vin"e*gar\, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L.
   vinum) + aigre sour. See Wine, and Eager, a.]
   1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative,
      and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or
      by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the
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   Note: The characteristic sourness of vinegar is due to acetic
         acid, of which it contains from three to five per cent.
         Wine vinegar contains also tartaric acid, citric acid,
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   2. Hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically.
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            Here's the challenge: . . . I warrant there's
            vinegar and pepper in't.              --Shak.
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   Aromatic vinegar, strong acetic acid highly flavored with
      aromatic substances.

   Mother of vinegar. See 4th Mother.

   Radical vinegar, acetic acid.

   Thieves' vinegar. See under Thief.

   Vinegar eel (Zool.), a minute nematode worm ({Leptodera
      oxophila}, or Anguillula acetiglutinis), commonly found
      in great numbers in vinegar, sour paste, and other
      fermenting vegetable substances; -- called also {vinegar

   Vinegar lamp (Chem.), a fanciful name of an apparatus
      designed to oxidize alcohol to acetic acid by means of

   Vinegar plant. See 4th Mother.

   Vinegar tree (Bot.), the stag-horn sumac (Rhus typhina),
      whose acid berries have been used to intensify the
      sourness of vinegar.

   Wood vinegar. See under Wood.
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