Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of a jag-bolt to secure or fasten something; the insertion of a jagged or serrated bar, bolt, or shaft in a casting, by casting the metal around it.
- v. present participle of jag.
“It is not an eminently ideal or sportsmanlike sort of fishing, this "jagging," but it possesses a marvellous enjoyment and fascination for the youth of ten, and older people as well; for a full-grown salmon is a powerful fellow, and his big, fluke-like tail enables him to make a terrific rush when under the influence of terror or when chasing his prey.”
“Several hanks hung over one side of his face, and she thought she saw scars jagging beneath them.”
“Fatigue was shown in their irritability, and they were jagging badly on too much coffee . . .”
“Two accurate bouncers, one a no-ball, and the other, a jaffa, rising from just short of a length and jagging into Nazir and taking the edge, reminded the cricketing world what it had been missing.”
“I did not slow until one of the soldiers, waving his foraging cap from the jagging bayonet of his musket, ripped me back to the moment.”
“The signs of this are as clear as the scar jagging down his face.”
“Hook a bunch of golf buddies into the system over a weekend in Atlantic City, with some guys jigging upward for a hole or two and some jagging downward, and there's all the net excitement you could want.”
“If someone temporarily forced him into a direct look by speaking to him, then this extremely unharmonious face, jagging angularly in all its features, would become somewhat reserved, wily, shifting, and downright hypocritical.”
“Quick, Abe, hurry, faster," his sweetheart whined as she kicked her legs about hysterically and jagging her silver-lacquered nails in Abe's neck.”
“She had been fastened by a rope, and jagging and snarring like a boat at its moorings; now she was loose and adrift.”
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