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  • n. Plural form of draggle-tail.

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Examples

  • Indeed it is beneath them to meddle with such dirty draggle-tails; and whatever happens to them, it is good enough for them.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • I flushed crimson and declared resolutely that it was degrading for me to receive a salary for telling scandalous stories of how I had followed two draggle-tails to the

    A Raw Youth

  • Indeed, it is beneath them to meddle with such dirty draggle-tails; and whatever happens to them, it is good enough for them.

    XII. Containing Much Clearer Matters. Book IV

  • I see your faces at the doors, rosy from the country or yellowish-white from anæmia and strong tea; see how your young breasts hardly fill out your clinging bodices, all askew, and how your hips are not yet grown to support your skirts properly -- draggle-tails!

    A Poor Man's House

  • Wyatt's men entered the city by this approach in the rebellion of 1554, and were called the "draggle-tails" because of their wretched plight.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • They were clad in dirty jackets and hats, draggle-tails, unkempt and unwashed, with orange and red kerchiefs round their necks (the gipsy colours).

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • It’s well seen what choice the most of ’em know how to make, by the poor draggle-tails o’ wives you see, like bits

    Adam Bede

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