Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ragged people collectively; the scum of the populace; the rabble: sometimes used attributively.
“There were boots on the ground: They were Libyan flip flops and Libyan running shoes," he said, referring to the rag-tag rebel forces that slowly, and after heavy casualties, developed enough combat prowess.”
“It's easy to tell the difference between an experienced larper and a newbie; one wears an impressively detailed costume that wouldn't look out of place in the Lord of the Rings movies, the other wears a rag-tag jumble of second-hand hippie clothes.”
“They couldn't maintain international legitimacy by invading a sovereign country, so, on the advice of their Ugandan allies, the Rwandans put together a rag-tag band of anti-Mobutu rebels to front the operation—among them the washed-up old revolutionary Laurent Kabila, whom Che Guevara had tried and failed to train in the art of war.”
“As far as characters go, the “rag-tag” group of “heroes” in the show are a bizarre group of friends that have undeniable on-screen chemistry.”
“Yet U.S. policy in Afghanistan, borne out of ignorance and/or willful neglect, appears bent on doing both as America's miscalculations continue to breathe life into a rag-tag acephalic insurgency - misbegotten strategies that shall likely yield a foreign military presence in Central Asia until the end times.”
“We never could have anticipated that our rag-tag public civics lesson would have inspired such a deeply personal, neighborhood catharsis.”
“Securing funding was tip of the iceberg -- a rag-tag team of dedicated parent volunteers spent the better part of the summer supervising this gigantic capital project from start to finish.”
“This little rag-tag group from Liberia," he said fondly.”
“Today, with a rag-tag bunch say, maybe 1000 really bad terrorists, with the world order not at all threatened, we are misappropriating much more.”
“There was idealism and a sense of social equality in the friendships and rag-tag alternative families that formed while surviving in the city.”
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