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scrag

(skræg)
1. n. the neck. (Underworld.) The cop grabbed him by the scrag and pushed him along to the squad car.
2. tv. to kill someone or something. (Originally underworld to strangle.) The gang decided that somebody was going to have to scrag the witness.
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NELL'S BELLES: Nell Gwyn, right, was a fashion icon - just like Kate Moss; COMELY; SCRAGGED
This year it will also introduce a newcomer to the riding ranks in apprentice Katy Ferguson, who has worked at Scragged Oak Farm for some time but has only recently been licenced.
Qera burst through a giant hole to race fully 60 metres, before being scragged to the ground, but when the ball was recycled through the phases Fiji Kele Leawere muscled his way over for the try to make the score an embarrassing 25-3 to the Pacific nation.
Hamilton galloped from the edge of the England 22 but Armitage hunted down the Glasgow lock and scragged him barely a metre short of the try line.
They could and perhaps should have won the game in stoppage time, when first Shane Williams was scragged beneath the posts and then Gordon D'Arcy fumbled a scoring pass 20 metres out.
Wasps scragged the highstepping front-rower deep in their own 22, only for Miller to receive a yellow card for killing the ball at the tackle.
Even when he looked to have been scragged, he would wriggle free and make yet more ground.
The fly half was scragged across the 22 but off-loaded to Peter Homan.
Care was scragged just short of the line but Fiji conceded yet another penalty and Monye benefited from the quick tap to score on his first England appearance in over two years.
But Bignell was scragged short of the line by the visitors' outstanding scrum-half Nicky Griffiths and although Tristan Roberts kicked three penalties and a conversion, it was Griffiths who emerged as the star of the show.
He took a job at a local point-to-point yard to satisfy his craving, rode in points for a while, eventually spent a small fortune on buying and revitalising Scragged Oak Farm in the village of Hucking, and tried to combine training and importing, until he did something uncharacteristically unbusinesslike.
Wales' Alix Popham (centre) is scragged to the ground by Remy Martin, but has asked his family not to tell him negative media reports during the World Cup
Tempers flared early on when Welsh prop Chris Horsman scragged Perry around the neck but somehow escaped without a yellow card from referee Joel Jutge.
He was brilliantly scragged by the Worcester cover defence but their formation had been breached and Brown was forced offside in front of his posts.
I was basically carrying the ball into contact and got scragged by the jersey and pulled around,'' recalled the 23-year-old.