Ragged

Rag"ged

(rg"gd), a. [From Rag, n.] 1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
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2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
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3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.] "A ragged noise of mirth." Herbert.
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4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
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5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
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What shepherd owns those ragged sheep?
Dryden.
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Ragged lady (Bot.), the fennel flower (Nigella Damascena). -- Ragged robin (Bot.), a plant of the genus Lychnis (Lychnis Flos-cuculi), cultivated for its handsome flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes. -- Ragged sailor (Bot.), prince's feather (Polygonum orientale). -- Ragged school, a free school for poor children, where they are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
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-- Rag"ged*ly, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness, n.
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{

Rag"gie

(rg"g), or

Rag"gy

}, a. Ragged; rough. [Obs.] "A stony and raggie hill." Holland.
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