ragged

All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • Even after all that she held on to you by the ragged edge. Cited from Chauffeur and the Chaperon, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • So he took off his ragged coat and laid it on the ground. Cited from The Tale of Peter Mink, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • In a short time she saw him returning at the head of his ragged brigade. Cited from Woman's Work in the Civil War, by Brockett and Vaughan
  • No, no; I'm not going to have my place ragged to pieces. Cited from Dick o' the Fens, by George Manville Fenn
  • His clothing was ragged and his shoes so old that they no longer had any shape.
  • Numerous citizens of the world are wearing ragged clothing, including the other band members.
  • His first stage performance was in primary school, playing a character in The Ragged School.
  • It took some time for Ragged Staff Gates to reach their current size.
  • After walking some more, the boy finds a ragged woman, frozen to death.
  • The only existing formal education until this time had been in Church schools and some ragged schools for the poor.
  • They were very carelessly kept, there being apparently only a ragged boy or two to look after them. Cited from Across Coveted Lands, by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • They wear flowers in their hair and their ragged clothing typically leaves little to the imagination.
  • From its edge ragged, fragments seemed to break off suddenly, and fly out ahead. Cited from Held Fast For England, by G. A. Henty
  • Several different schools claim to have pioneered truly free education for poor or ragged people.
  • The ragged school movement attempted to provide free education to destitute children.
  • The mining dress is a very simple, and often a very ragged affair. Cited from Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The author's own view was that it was a "rather ragged" text.
  • Later, when the leaves are fully expanded they are sometimes very ragged from the work of these larvae.
  • Oh, how brown you are, and your uniform's so ragged! Cited from The Long Roll, by Mary Johnston
  • Many of the cell fragments often remain attached, eventually giving the affected culture a ragged appearance.
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Root form of ragged is rag for the verb.

Meaning of ragged

  • verb Play in ragtime
    rag that old tune
  • verb Break into lumps before sorting
    rag ore