from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A groove or slot, often cut in a masonry wall or other vertical surface, for inserting an inset flashing component such as a reglet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To notch or groove irregularly.
- n. A ragged piece; a torn strip.
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Why, why, why is the United States still squandering lives and badly needed treasure fighting a raggle-taggle of foreign fighters defending their countries that have been invaded and occupied by Americans?????
Somehow, though, James and his gang – a prissy-looking lot who, to be honest, aren't going to go a long way in persuading anyone that classical music is cool – cobble together a raggle-taggle band of kids.
As the author of "The Threepenny Opera," Brecht would surely have approved of it, and I also think he would have liked the musical settings by Mike Przygoda and Mikhail Fiksel of his lyrics, which are played with raggle-taggle abandon by a band whose randomly dressed members, much like the actors, give the charming impression of having poked their heads into the theater out of curiosity.
He savoured his drive to Winchester racecourse from his home (an empty-feeling home now that his wife had run off with a raggle-taggle TV repair man), taking pleasure in the sunshine sparkling on the fresh green buds of regenerate trees.
Frail ghost of the gaudy raggle-taggle that you were-
There is, after all, the idea of running away with the circus, just as there was a time when people ran away with the fairies, or the raggle-taggle gypsies.
Desperate to hold on to her beloved son, Yvonne turns to her sister Leonie (Eileen Arkins), the bastion of rationality in this "raggle-taggle gypsy" family.
They look raggle-taggle gypsy-ish, or motley fools.
But this was a raggle-taggle army, halfhearted in defense of its position.
Where the caravan guards had got to he did not know, but the men now riding into the commons from both north and south were no raggle-taggle bunch but two dozen men armed with bows, spears, and swords and dressed in good silk.
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