from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bag for storing rags.
  • n. A motley collection; a hodgepodge.

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  • n. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things.

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  • n. a motley assortment of things
  • n. a bag in which rags are kept


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