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- n. Plural form of draggle-tail.
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Indeed it is beneath them to meddle with such dirty draggle-tails; and whatever happens to them, it is good enough for them.
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
Indeed, it is beneath them to meddle with such dirty draggle-tails; and whatever happens to them, it is good enough for them.
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!
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.
They were clad in dirty jackets and hats, draggle-tails, unkempt and unwashed, with orange and red kerchiefs round their necks (the gipsy colours).
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