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Stang definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STANG, n. [G.]
1. A pole, rod or perch; a measure of land. [Not in use.]
2. A long bar; a pole; a shaft.
To ride the stang, is to be carried on a pole on mens shoulders, in derision. [Local.]
STANG, v.i. To shoot with pain. [Local.]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse stanga to prick; akin to Old Norse stinga to sting Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish sting II. noun Date: 1513 chiefly Scottish pang

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stang Stang, imp. of Sting. [Archaic]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stang Stang, n. [OE. stange, of Scand. or Dutch origin; cf. Icel. st["o]ng, akin to Dan. stang, Sw. st[*a]ng, D. stang, G. stange, OHG. stanga, AS. steng; from the root of E. sting.] 1. A long bar; a pole; a shaft; a stake. 2. In land measure, a pole, rod, or perch. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Swift. Stang ball, a projectile consisting of two half balls united by a bar; a bar shot. See Illust. of Bar shot, under Bar. To ride the stang, to be carried on a pole on men's shoulders. This method of punishing wife beaters, etc., was once in vogue in some parts of England.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stang Stang, v. i. [Akin to sting; cf. Icel. stanga to prick, to goad.] To shoot with pain. [Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sting Sting, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stung(Archaic Stang); p. pr. & vb. n. Stinging.] [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw. stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf. Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. Stick, v. t.] 1. To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands. 2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite. ``Slander stings the brave.'' --Pope. 3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.


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