from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rags collectively; raggedness.
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Revolution 'is happily concluded; at least, it will be a comfort when one is delivered from the tag-raggery of printers' devils, that at present drive one from post to pillar.
To write a letter in the raggery was out of the question.
To his tatters add the bits of old ribbon, list, and coloured rag which he attached to his pipes wherever there was room, and you will see that he looked all flags and pennons -- a moving grove of raggery, out of which came the screaming chant and drone of his instrument.
Angelo painted, draped in majestic raggery; mothers and swarming bambins; slouching countrymen, dark of beard and noble of countenance, posed in superb attitudes, lazy, tattered, and majestic.
He said: Â«I spoke to the management of Rosstroy: you will build wonderful buildings, but by the summit all the raggery from the