black shag

black shag

n
(Animals) a large dark-coloured shag, Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandis, of Australasian waters. Also called: kawau (NZ)
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A second witness testified to having seen him wearing "a blue coat with silver buttons, a red waistcoat, black shag breeches, tartan hose, and a feathered hat, with a big coat, dun coloured," a costume referred to by one of the counsel as "French cloathes which were remarkable.
It's got a green-and-black heart print on it, and we bought a zebra rug and a little round black shag rug.
Short of permanently puffing on a pipe of Old Grandad's Superstrong Black Shag Tobacco, there didn't seem to be a solution to the problem.