Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the upper branches dead: said of a tree.

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Examples

  • Please note, as a fantasy and science fiction writer, I spend a lot of my time writing things that are really Other -- intelligent wolves and giant talking stag-headed ponies, for example.

    i should have read your letters

  • The rising slope of the field was clad in dull golden stubble and great rolled stooks of corn marched up it, a grey stag-headed oak reared up on the low horizon and leaned against the great clouds and silver fringing western light of evening, the dark birds of the mind swooped and poured and circled through the darkening air.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • The talking stag-headed flying ponies don't have much of a lobby here on our planet.

    i should have read your letters

  • The Gryphon and Troia received only cursory glances and friendly smiles, but the presence of Lord Petrac was enough to send a few to their knees in what the lionbird could not help thinking was rather imperialistic homage to the stag-headed guardian.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • If he had indeed noted them, he would have assumed it was because she was not a Master Guardian like the stag-headed Petrac.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Over Crater Pond we saw an emperor dragonfly, and further on, among the old oaks and holly under-storey of Woodfidley, we came upon an ancient stag-headed oak in a cloud of hornets, hoverflies and butterflies.

    Wildwood

  • Generations of goat moth larvae had stag-headed and deformed the oak.

    Wildwood

  • If he had indeed noted them, he would have assumed it was because she was not a Master Guardian like the stag-headed Petrac.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Over Crater Pond we saw an emperor dragonfly, and further on, among the old oaks and holly under-storey of Woodfidley, we came upon an ancient stag-headed oak in a cloud of hornets, hoverflies and butterflies.

    Wildwood

  • Generations of goat moth larvae had stag-headed and deformed the oak.

    Wildwood

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