He determines to rob them both (an operation which may be very satisfactorily expressed by - I); but, being a wag, he chooses his own way of doing it.
Jackals are readily tamed; and domesticated individuals are said, when called by their masters, to wag their tails, crouch and throw themselves on the ground, and otherwise behave in a dog-like fashion.
In the corridor he met Nesvitski, with whom he shared a room, and the wag Zherkov; they were as usual laughing.
How is it? said the man--a singer and a wag--whom Morel was embracing.
Skeat suggests a possible connexion with Spanish rabo, tail, rabear, to wag the hind-quarters.