Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bag to contain rags or heterogeneous clippings of cloth; hence, a receptacle for any collection of odds and ends.

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Examples

  • Again, however, the timing and the presentation of this unsourced rag-bag of allegations are suspicious in the extreme.

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  • This too is just a rag-bag of simplistic liberal flummeries; Nancy Pelosi claptrap.

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  • As the new Taoiseach, Mr Kenny would be wise to invite the resurgent Labour party into his government, as opposed to seeking to cobble together a majority out of a rag-bag of independents.

    Irish elections: a vote cast in anger | Editorial

  • I have a little soldering iron I use for cutting stencils; I should give it a go on some bits from my rag-bag ...

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  • Glencore, which also markets much of Xtrata's output, helped finance the multibillion-dollar acquisition spree that turned Xstrata from a rag-bag of mining assets into a global base-metals and coal producer with the same market capitalization as Anglo American.

    Xstrata's Glencore Problem

  • I look like a walking rag-bag most of the time ... .

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  • Glencore, which also markets much of Xtrata's output, helped finance the multibillion-dollar acquisition spree that turned Xstrata from a rag-bag of mining assets into a global base-metals and coal producer with the same market capitalization as Anglo American.

    Xstrata's Glencore Problem

  • Glencore, which also markets much of Xtrata's output, helped finance the multibillion-dollar acquisition spree that turned Xstrata from a rag-bag of mining assets into a global base-metals and coal producer with the same market capitalization as Anglo American.

    Xstrata's Glencore Problem

  • And Roy Hodgson has made what might be called an early statement signing: an Englishman; a creative, passing midfielder; and a player of proven quality rather than a rag-bag of promising off-cuts.

    Joe Cole has the talent and stage for a late-career flourish at Liverpool

  • Judge Orders Release of Algerian from Guantánamo (But He's Not Going Anywhere) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Judge Orders Release of Algerian from Guantánamo (But He\'s Not Going Anywhere)'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The judge\'s ruling is still classified, but it seems probable that the ruling will refute the government\'s claims that its rag-bag of hearsay, innuendo, and snippets of intelligence is coherent enough to constitute real evidence.

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