Wag-halter \Wag"-hal`ter\, n. [Wag + halter.] One who moves or wears a halter; one likely to be hanged. [Colloq. & Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I can tell you, I am a mad wag-halter. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

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