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rag

1. n. a newspaper. What a rag! It’s only good for putting in the bottom of bird cages!
2. n. ugly or badly styled clothing; an ugly garment. I can’t wear that rag!
3. n. any clothing, even the best. (Always plural.) Man, I got some new rags that will knock your eyes out!
4. n. a sanitary napkin; a tampon. (For use in the menstrual cycle. Usually objectionable.) God, I’ve got to change this rag!
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But, the time was not come yet; and every wind that blew over France shook the rags of the scarecrows in vain, for the birds, fine of song and feather, took no warning.
It was a semicircle of rags, tatters, tinsel, pitchforks, axes, legs staggering with intoxication, huge, bare arms, faces sordid, dull, and stupid.
So, after a while, the Corn Engrosser came riding up to where Robin sat; whereupon merry Robin stepped straightway forth, in all his rags and tatters, his bags and pouches dangling about him, and laid his hand upon the horse's bridle rein, calling upon the other to stop.
Friend, these rags serve but to hide an honest rich man from the eyes of Robin Hood.
Art thou a fool, to trust to beggar's rags to shield thee from Robin Hood?
With my rags I ought to wear a cap, any sort of old pancake, but not this grotesque thing.
There burst and fell into his private room a man in the filthiest rags, with a greasy squash hat still askew on his head, and a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes, both of which were glaring like a tiger's.
You assumed that the man in rags jumped at the name of Lord Falconroy, because he was Lord Falconroy's murderer.
In imagination she already pictured herself by Theodosia's side, dressed in coarse rags, walking with a staff, a wallet on her back, along the dusty road, directing her wanderings from one saint's shrine to another, free from envy, earthly love, or desire, and reaching at last the place where there is no more sorrow or sighing, but eternal joy and bliss.
I carry a watch except when I've got my radiant rags on.
Do you wonder that I am a little disturbed, my Prince of Rags and Whiskers?
As for myself, I thought I cut a miserable figure in the bill; and yet was well enough pleased too, for since I had changed these rags, the description had ceased to be a danger and become a source of safety.
This procurement procedure is announced the delivery of mining line (tensile hose line) for telecommunication and data processing systems for underground use for RAG Aktiengesellschaft.
While some Rags are only active for this week, others use "Rag Week" as their flagship week to encourage participation for the whole year.
Every now and then you stumble across something fun and special - PAX has the sense for simplicity, design, and technology that sets it apart," said Caleb Lin, Vice President of American Rag.