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  • adj. superlative form of scraggy: most scraggy.


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  • You know the thing, trays and trays of lovely looking chops or steaks or whatever, so you ask for a kilo or two and the assistant gets yours from the bottom of the last tray and then when you get home find the sorriest, scraggiest bits of meat that no-one else wanted.

    At My Table

  • Yet the scraggiest of them drag in some bit of intellectual esoterica, the most genteel now and then use slang.

    Mixed Company

  • Above Pi-wi-ack the river runs for a mile at the bottom of a granite cradle, sloping upward from it on each side at an angle of about forty-five degrees, in great tabular masses slippery as ice, without a crevice in them for thirty yards at a stretch where even the scraggiest

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • He was the leanest, scraggiest long thing I have ever seen.

    The Mountebank

  • As for the hymn book, it contained two or three good pieces, like Newman's "Lead, Kindly Light," but for the rest it was the scraggiest collection I ever met with -- evangelical and wooden, with an occasional dash of weak music and washy sentiment.

    Prisoner for Blasphemy

  • Arabic feminine names, thought it a "misnomer", for of all his she-persecutors she was the leanest and scraggiest.

    The Boy Slaves

  • "wolf-killer" was mounted upon one of the scraggiest looking quadrupeds it would be possible to imagine -- an old mare "mustang."

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • 'the scraggiest Prophetic Discourse ever uttered by man,' -- Mahomet

    The French Revolution

  • I assure you -- nothing more or less, and drawn by the very scraggiest scarecrow of a blind horse. "

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School

  • Knowing how meanly the Tannese treated the Spirits whom they worshiped in Heathenism, -- giving them the scraggiest fish, the poorest bananas, and the smallest yams, -- we rejoiced in this Christian liberality!! "

    The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals


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