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  • v. Present participle of jag.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of a jag-bolt to secure or fasten something; the insertion of a jagged or serrated bar, bolt, or shaft in a casting, by casting the metal around it.


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  • It is not an eminently ideal or sportsmanlike sort of fishing, this "jagging," but it possesses a marvellous enjoyment and fascination for the youth of ten, and older people as well; for a full-grown salmon is a powerful fellow, and his big, fluke-like tail enables him to make a terrific rush when under the influence of terror or when chasing his prey.

    A Memory Of The Southern Seas 1904

  • Several hanks hung over one side of his face, and she thought she saw scars jagging beneath them.

    Demon From The Dark

  • Fatigue was shown in their irritability, and they were jagging badly on too much coffee . . .

    Daring Young Men

  • Two accurate bouncers, one a no-ball, and the other, a jaffa, rising from just short of a length and jagging into Nazir and taking the edge, reminded the cricketing world what it had been missing.

    Vettori, Elliott lead NZ to final

  • I did not slow until one of the soldiers, waving his foraging cap from the jagging bayonet of his musket, ripped me back to the moment.


  • The signs of this are as clear as the scar jagging down his face.

    cockburn & st clair on pennsylvania

  • Hook a bunch of golf buddies into the system over a weekend in Atlantic City, with some guys jigging upward for a hole or two and some jagging downward, and there's all the net excitement you could want.

    The Genius of Handicapping

  • If someone temporarily forced him into a direct look by speaking to him, then this extremely unharmonious face, jagging angularly in all its features, would become somewhat reserved, wily, shifting, and downright hypocritical.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • "Quick, Abe, hurry, faster," his sweetheart whined as she kicked her legs about hysterically and jagging her silver-lacquered nails in Abe's neck.

    The War with the Newts

  • She had been fastened by a rope, and jagging and snarring like a boat at its moorings; now she was loose and adrift.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover


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