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- n. The characteristic of being ragged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being ragged, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shabbiness by virtue of being in rags
- n. a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
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But the same tendencies, together with a sort of raggedness which is no doubt intentional, weaken his epigrams and polemical poems.
Dernbach, born in Johannesburg, could have tipped the balance six to five in favour of post-colonial backpack man, a defining moment in what future England cricket historians may call The Theme Pub Years, an era when England players came gurgling straight out of the barrel ready-made, like a pint of brilliantly homogenised long-life Australo-Irish lager-stout product, obliterating once and for all the real ale raggedness of our indigenous tickle-stick-flailing Morris‑cricket traditions.
As the poet Rumi said of his teacher, Shams, "You make my raggedness silky."
Occasionally, there is a little bit of "raggedness" in the coordination.
There was also some ensemble raggedness at the edges, perfect for the sighs in the Campra "Suite" and the bluesy harmonies of the Muffat sonata but not as welcome for the playfulness of the Vivaldi concertos or the alacrity of Guillemain's "Symphony in Italian Style."
The raggedness showed as Miami committed 17 turnovers, including seven by Bosh.
Very, very slowly, he regained an awareness of where he was, of the boneless slump of his body against Lacey and the raggedness of his breath against her neck.
I am a miracle worker, but even I cannot mend a tear of such raggedness.
That little bit of raggedness that for some of us is really the heart of what makes us human.
This is a remarkable early effort from Hawks, already possessing his signature rollicking roughness, the good-natured raggedness of his finest films.
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