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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mech., the rough-dressing of a grindstone; the operation of taking imperfections out of the working-face of a grindstone.
  • noun A scolding; a tongue-lashing.
  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of rag.

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