Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of draggle.
  • adj. bedraggled

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud

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Examples

  • "Surely I shall never miss it," I said, and I had in mind the dark gray suit with the pockets draggled from the freightage of many books — books that had spoiled more than one day's fishing sport.

    Local Color

  • "Surely I shall never miss it," I said, and I had in mind the dark gray suit with the pockets draggled from the freightage of many books -- books that had spoiled more than one day's fishing sport.

    Local Colour

  • A very miserable-looking man in draggled ducks, after nearly swamping the boat in the heavy seas, passed us the painter and climbed out.

    The King of the Greeks

  • A very miserable-looking man in draggled duck, after nearly swamping the boat in heavy seas, passed us the painter and climbed out.

    The "King Of The Greeks"

  • They were mere skeletons, draped loosely in draggled hides, with blazing eyes and slavered fangs.

    Chapter 3

  • He cut a short pole at the water's edge and drew from one of his pockets a bit of line and a draggled fly that had once been a royal coachman.

    All Gold Cañon

  • His face and neck were hidden beneath a black beard, intershot with grey, which would have been stiff and bushy had it not been limp and draggled and dripping with water.

    Chapter 2

  • His jaws were apart, and through them the tongue protruded, draggled and limp.

    The Clinging Death

  • "Five," I corrected, "counting in the dark gray fishing outfit with the draggled pockets."

    Local Color

  • Just glance at your draggled skirts, for instance.

    Chapter 35

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