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scraggy

(ˈskrægi)
mod. bony. Who is that scraggy dame?
References in classic literature ?
MacWhirr (a pretentious person with a scraggy neck and a disdainful manner) was admittedly ladylike, and in the neighbourhood considered as "quite superior.
Harraway, the secretary, was a lean, bitter man with a long, scraggy neck and nervous, jerky limbs, a man of incorruptible fidelity where the finances of the order were concerned, and with no notion of justice or honesty to anyone beyond.
Her feathers are a bit scraggy on her head, this could be due to moulting or due to being outside straying for a while.
They have a hoppy, grapefruit zesty India Pale Ale called Scraggy Bay and a rye ale named Rustbucket, apparently after a dog the owners once had.
If over-enthusiastic or incorrect pruning has rendered a shrub pea-and into an unsightly scraggy dwarf, don't prolong its misery.
While Mr Bethell is prepared to foot the bill to have the scraggy ancient hedge replanted and tidied up, the two parties are at loggerheads over the border.
Bleak in tone and subject matter, it also reduces the towns and countryside of West Yorkshire to a scraggy, soulsucking vision of hell.
Brand new Grow Gorgeous Overnight Hair Masque, PS22, takes full advantage of that extra treatment time, penetrating deep into the hair as you snooze, and pumping scraggy, dried-out ends full of hyaluronic acid - yes, the stuff normally found in filler injections.
At its highest it was just 75 ft but it was spread across 450 ft and the water rushed, jumped and tumbled over scraggy rocks making it a spectacular sight.
This week the scraggy chickens of under-funded public services have come home to roost.
I have timed this trip very well because I flew out over Halloween and therefore missed having to rake through my wardrobe to find a scraggy old wig, rip an old dress to shreds and cover my face in fake blood to attend a fancy dress party which I hate.
Oh, dear old South Side Hill, old rugged, scraggy hill,
Business is slow at the scraggy, stony land given over to sheep merchants desperately trying to make a quick sell in the last few days before Eid.
The puppy had appeared in a corn field near Sara's house a few days earlier--a scraggy, skinny, hungry, scared 10-pound ball of ratty fur.