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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stag.

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Examples

  • Their heavy woollen shirts crossed by the broad suspenders, the red of their sashes or leather shine of their belts, their short kersey trousers "stagged" off to leave a gap between the knee and the heavily spiked "cork boots" -- all these were distinctive enough of their class, but most interesting to me were the eyes that peered from beneath their little round hats tilted rakishly askew.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • In all details of equipment he was a riverman complete: the narrow-brimmed black felt hat, pushed back from a tangle of curls; the flannel shirt crossed by the broad bands of the suspenders; the kersey trousers "stagged" off a little below the knee; the heavy knit socks; and the strong shoes armed with thin half-inch, needle-sharp caulks.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • Their heavy woollen shirts crossed by the broad suspenders, the red of their sashes or leather shine of their belts, their short kersey trousers "stagged" off to leave a gap between the knee and the heavily spiked "cork boots" -- all these were distinctive enough of their class, but most interesting to me were the eyes that peered from beneath their little round hats tilted rakishly askew.

    Blazed Trail Stories and Stories of the Wild Life

  • Here and there swaggered a strapping riverman, his small felt hat cocked aggressively over one eye, its brim curled up behind; a cigar stump protruding at an angle from beneath his sweeping moustache; his hands thrust into the pockets of his trousers, "stagged" off at the knee; the spikes of his river boots cutting little triangular pieces from the wooden sidewalk.

    The Blazed Trail

  • He clambered laboriously from the shallows, the water draining from the bottom of his "stagged" trousers.

    The Rules of the Game

  • Here and there swaggered a strapping riverman, his small felt hat cocked aggressively over one eye, its brim curled up behind; a cigar stump protruding at an angle from beneath his sweeping mustache; his hands thrust into the pockets of his trousers, "stagged" off at the knee; the spikes of his river boots cutting little triangular pieces from the wooden sidewalk.

    The Blazed Trail

  • "stagged" off just below the knees, heavy German socks, and shoes nailed with sharp spikes at least three-quarters of an inch in length.

    The Rules of the Game

  • Could this be a stagged event? by roy lutz (0 articles, 0 quicklinks, 0 diaries, 87 comments [7 recommended, 0 rejected]) on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 9: 48: 14 AM

    Fighting For Justice, For Freedom Of the Press in Philly, Where Police Arrest Journalists

  • It wasn't until a couple of days ago that we had it stagged.

    Blood Test

  • The latter, a clumsy heavy affair beyond the strength of an ordinary man, was being deftly interposed between himself and the attacks of the possessor of the angry voice by a gigantic young riverman in the conventional stagged (i.e., chopped off) trousers, "cork" shoes, and broad belt typical of his craft.

    The Blazed Trail

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  • stagged-off pants have the hems cut off, usually for safety. This allows the pants to rip rather than trapping the wearer in a dangerous situation.

    July 24, 2007

  • riggin' pants!

    July 24, 2007

  • Thanks trivet! You remind me of another job--rigging slinger

    July 24, 2007