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Pronunciation : Rag
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. Icel. rægja to calumniate, OHG, ruogen to accuse, G. rügen to censure, AS. wregan, Goth. wrohjan to accuse.]
Definition : Defn: To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter. [Prov. Eng.] Pegge.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rag
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. ragge, probably of Scand, origin; cf. Icel. rögg rough hair. Cf. Rug, n.]
Definition : 1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment. Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearers, tossed, And fluttered into rags. Milton. Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty. Fuller.

2. pl.

Defn: Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress. And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. Dryden.

3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin. The other zealous rag is the compositor. B. Jonson. Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag. Spenser.

4. (Geol.)

Defn: A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.

5. (Metal Working)

Defn: A ragged edge.

6. A sail, or any piece of canvas. [Nautical Slang] Our ship was a clipper with every rag set. Lowell. Rag bolt, an iron pin with barbs on its shank to retain it in place. -- Rag carpet, a carpet of which the weft consists of narrow of cloth sewed together, end to end. -- Rag dust, fine particles of ground-up rags, used in making papier-maché and wall papers. -- Rag wheel. (a) A chain wheel; a sprocket wheel. (b) A polishing wheel made of disks of cloth clamped together on a mandrel. -- Rag wool, wool obtained by tearing woolen rags into fine bits, shoddy.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rag
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To become tattered. [Obs.]

i. [imp. & p. p. Ragged; p. pr. & vb. n. Ragging.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Rag
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

2. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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