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 Taffy.Tag’hairm (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tag Rag, and Bobtail.
 
The vulgus ignobilë. A “tag” is a doe in the second year of her age; a “rag,” a herd of deer at rutting time; “bobtail,” a fawn just weaned.   1
   According to Halliwell, a sheep of the first year is called a tag. Tag is sometimes written shag.   2
        “It will swallow us all up, ships and men, shag, rag, and bobtail.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv. 33.
 


 Taffy.Tag’hairm (2 syl.). 

 
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