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  • v. Present participle of scrag.


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  • Barmy British eccentricity rules the waves once again this Saturday as 16 straining, muscled hearties heave, two tiny coxswains fret and shout and, tradition assures us, Cockney urchins bedecked in blue scuffle alongside on the towpath scragging each other and hollering "C'mon Horx-ferd!" or "C'mon Cym-breege!"

    Boat Race still takes British sport's venerable cream cracker | Frank Keating

  • As he said it, Master Bates caught up an end of his neckerchief; and, holding it erect in the air, dropped his head on his shoulder, and jerked a curious sound through his teeth; thereby indicating, by a lively pantomimic representation, that scragging and hanging were one and the same thing.

    Oliver Twist

  • ‘Never mind George Barnwell,’ interrupted Sam, who had remained a wondering listener during this short colloquy; ‘everybody knows what sort of a case his was, tho’ it’s always been my opinion, mind you, that the young ‘ooman deserved scragging a precious sight more than he did.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Since scragging that varmint was a good thing, I figure que c'est la puissance du Bon Dieu, the same sort of energy released from the the Ark of the Covenant in "Raiders."

    gender traps in fiction

  • I reckon I know what is scragging the ponies, but I won't spoil the fun by spilling any beans to your other Gentle Readers.

    no no! I can't be writing right now I have to---aaaaiiii!

  • You should see a Newgate scragging, you poor ignorant abor igine, thinks I.

    Flashman on the March

  • Sometimes the jibes spilt over into rough stuff, like shoving when he queued for the water-fountain or hard scragging at football.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • I forget who they hung on the Monday, and it don't matter anyway, but it was the only Newgate scragging I ever saw, and I had an encounter afterwards which is part of my tale.

    Flashman's Lady

  • I've just got Saleratus Bill for scragging Franklin.

    The Rules of the Game

  • Winton had cleared for action as the Form poured out like puppies at play and was scragging Beetle.

    A Diversity of Creatures


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