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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stag·ger, n.
 1. An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
 2. pl. Far. A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apopletic or sleepy staggers.
 3. pl. Bewilderment; perplexity. [R.]
 Stomach staggers Far., distention of the stomach with food or gas, resulting in indigestion, frequently in death.