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haggard: sb. wild female hawk caught when in her adult plumage Ado III. i. 36 “as coy and wild As h-s of the rock,” Shr. IV. i. 196 “to man my ” (fig.), Tw.N. III. i. 72; (hence) wild and intractable woman Shr. IV. ii. 39;—adj. wild, intractable Oth. III. iii. 260 “if I do prove her haggard.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 3.1
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