Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag to contain rags or heterogeneous clippings of cloth; hence, a receptacle for any collection of odds and ends.
“As the new Taoiseach, Mr Kenny would be wise to invite the resurgent Labour party into his government, as opposed to seeking to cobble together a majority out of a rag-bag of independents.”
“Again, however, the timing and the presentation of this unsourced rag-bag of allegations are suspicious in the extreme.”
“This too is just a rag-bag of simplistic liberal flummeries; Nancy Pelosi claptrap.”
“Glencore, which also markets much of Xtrata's output, helped finance the multibillion-dollar acquisition spree that turned Xstrata from a rag-bag of mining assets into a global base-metals and coal producer with the same market capitalization as Anglo American.”
“And Roy Hodgson has made what might be called an early statement signing: an Englishman; a creative, passing midfielder; and a player of proven quality rather than a rag-bag of promising off-cuts.”
“I look like a walking rag-bag most of the time ... .”
“I have a little soldering iron I use for cutting stencils; I should give it a go on some bits from my rag-bag ...”
“Judge Orders Release of Algerian from Guantánamo (But He's Not Going Anywhere) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Judge Orders Release of Algerian from Guantánamo (But He\'s Not Going Anywhere)'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The judge\'s ruling is still classified, but it seems probable that the ruling will refute the government\'s claims that its rag-bag of hearsay, innuendo, and snippets of intelligence is coherent enough to constitute real evidence.”
“It also seems probable that the ruling will refute the government's claims that its rag-bag of hearsay, innuendo, and snippets of intelligence is coherent enough to constitute real evidence.”
“Thanks to the BNP, we were given proof tonight of the rag-bag unity of our society.”
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