Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ragged fellow; a tatterdemalion: also used attributively.

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Examples

  • ‘He was a shake-rag like fellow, ’ he said, ‘and, he dared to say, had gipsy blood in his veins; but at ony rate, he was nane o’ the smacks that had been on their quarters in the moss—he would ken them weel if he saw them again.

    Chapter XXVI

  • 'He was a shake-rag like fellow,' he said, 'and, he dared to say, had gipsy blood in his veins; but at ony rate he was nane o' the smaiks that had been on their quarters in the moss; he would ken them weel if he saw them again.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • a shake-rag like fellow, 'he said,' and, he dared to say, had gipsy blood in his veins; but at ony rate he was nane o 'the smaiks that had been on their quarters in the moss; he would ken them weel if he saw them again.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • ‘He was a shake-rag like fellow,’ he said, ‘and, he dared to say, had gipsy blood in his veins; but at ony rate he was nane

    Guy Mannering

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