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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gaze (1 syl., g hard).
 
To stand at gaze. To stand in doubt what to do A term in forestry. When a stag first hears the hounds it stands dazed, looking all round, and in doubt what to do. Heralds call a stag which is represented full-faced, a “stag at gaze.”   1
        “The American army in the central states remained wholly at gaze.”—Lord Mahon: History.
       
“As the poor frighted deer, that stands at gaze,
Wildly determining which way to fly.”
       
Shakespeare: Rape of Lucrece, 1149–50.
 


 Gay Girl.Gaze-hound. 

 
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