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  • n. Plural form of bobtail.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bobtail.


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  • Or, do they want us to be right wing and beat the crap out of the benefit-drawing collection of ragtag and bobtails who turned up yesterday?

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  • In my constituency, even if, as a warning shot to the Cameroons, I had any inkling to be mischievous and give my vote to one of the other rag tag and bobtails lurking about, pretending that they have some claim to power, it would be pointless because it is a dyed-in-the-wool Tory constituency.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Bush's willingness to delay the strike to enable Blair to con the rag tags and bobtails of 'socialism' into voting for the Iraq liberation was a mistake.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • There were so many about on the common at this time of the evening, peeping at him here, making fun of him there, and showing their little white bobtails as soon as he moved in their direction.

    Five On A Secret Trail

  • From out of nowhere = had suddenly appeared a man of medium height with rosy cheeks, twinkling = blue eyes, shaggy hair and clothing that, while it was composed of the = finest silks and satins, was nevertheless a mass of shags and bobtails.

    The Shaggy Man of Oz

  • For I'm of royal blood; and I'm not accustomed to go to parties with ragtags and bobtails.

    The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Tuck-Me-In Tales

  • For him the play itself is far less the thing than a peg upon which to hang all sorts of tags and bobtails of recollection, financial, technical and just not scandalous because of the discretion of the telling.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 29, 1920

  • Him dat giv 'de squir'ls de bushtails made de bobtails fu' de rabbits.

    The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • His coat was of rose-colored velvet, trimmed with shags and bobtails, with buttons of blood-red rubies and golden shags around the edges.

    The Road to Oz

  • The wonderful Wizard had asked to join the party, and with him came his friend the Shaggy Man, who was shaggy but not ragged, being dressed in fine silks with satin shags and bobtails.

    The Emerald City of Oz


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