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- v. Present participle of rag.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of fishing for the striped-bass, etc., in which a red rag is used as a fly.
- n. 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.
- n. In mech., the rough-dressing of a grindstone; the operation of taking imperfections out of the working-face of a grindstone.
- n. A scolding; a tongue-lashing.
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Yes, there would be the initial black eye, and ragging from the peanut gallery.
We need the law to enshrine the word ragging as a crime so that freshers and parents feel empowered to go to police stations and police officers to not think that it's a trivial matter, which can be resolved through a 'compromise'.
Many people have heard the terms ragging, washing or strie.
Just like that -- arm in arm, joking, "ragging" -- she used to walk with him round about the home in Ireland -- the world to one another and none else in the world, except the mother who was so intimately and inseparably of them that years past her death they still spoke of her as if she were alive.
I got quite exhausted last term ragging the Tea-cake.”
He called ragging "a social crime" with both "psychological and criminal" origins.
(Last night on TV, they mentioned that the Maharashtra state government has gotten complaints that the film is promoting "ragging" - hazing of incoming freshmen as depicted in the movie - and will investigate.
And certainly anything made by Kellogg's -- you know, I was on Jay's show the other night and I was kind of ragging on Kellogg's.
Bill Daly (ph), the old agent, was standing, talking to somebody and kind of ragging on Lawrence, saying, you know, and here comes Lawrence ...
For instance, when a man was "ragging" him in the College Hall at dinner, he was so furious that he flung a knife at him, which stuck quivering in the panelling of the wall.