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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A method of fishing for the striped-bass, etc., in which a red rag is used as a fly.
  • noun In mining, the first and roughest separation of the ore (mixed with more or less veinstone), by which the entirely worthless portion is selected and rejected.
  • noun A scolding; a tongue-lashing.
  • noun In mech., the rough-dressing of a grindstone; the operation of taking imperfections out of the working-face of a grindstone.

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  • verb Present participle of rag.

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