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Rug vs. Rag

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Rugnoun

A partial covering for a floor.

Ragnoun

(in the plural) Tattered clothes.

Rugnoun

A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket.

Ragnoun

A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.

Rugnoun

A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for clothing.

Ragnoun

A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

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Rugnoun

A cloak or mantle made of such a frieze.

Ragnoun

A ragged edge in metalworking.

Rugnoun

A person wearing a rug.

Ragnoun

A sail, or any piece of canvas.

Rugnoun

A cloth covering for a horse.

Ragnoun

A newspaper, magazine.

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Rugnoun

A dense layer of natural vegetation that precludes the growth of crops.

Ragnoun

(poker) A poor, low-ranking kicker.

‘I have ace-four on my hand. In other words, I have ace-rag.’;

Rugnoun

(slang) The female pubic hair.

Ragnoun

A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.

Rugnoun

A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

Ragnoun

(dated) A prank or practical joke.

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Rugnoun

(slang) A wig; a hairpiece.

Ragnoun

A society run by university students for the purpose of charitable fundraising.

Rugnoun

(colloquial) A dense growth of chest hair.

Ragnoun

An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands.

Rugverb

(Scotland) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

Ragnoun

A ragtime song, dance or piece of music.

Rugnoun

A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.

‘They spin the choicest rug in Ireland. A friend of mine . . . repaired to Paris Garden clad in one of these Waterford rugs. The mastiffs, . . . deeming he had been a bear, would fain have baited him.’;

Ragverb

(intransitive) To become tattered.

Rugnoun

A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, - used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potière, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.

Ragverb

To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

Rugnoun

A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

Ragverb

To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Rugverb

To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

Ragverb

To scold or tell off; to torment; to banter.

Rugnoun

floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

Ragverb

To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.

Rugnoun

a floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin, typically not extending over the entire floor

‘an oriental rug’; ‘Charles and Elaine were sitting on the rug in front of the fire’;

Ragverb

To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze.

Rugnoun

a thick woollen coverlet or wrap, used especially when travelling.

Ragverb

To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.

Rugnoun

a shaped garment worn by horses for protection or warmth.

Ragverb

To dance to ragtime music.

Rugnoun

a toupee or wig

‘men who shave their heads or wear rugs’;

Ragverb

To add syncopation (to a tune) and thereby make it appropriate for a ragtime song.

Ragverb

To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.

Ragverb

To become tattered.

Ragverb

To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

Ragverb

To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Ragverb

To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.

Ragverb

To dance to ragtime music, esp. in some manner considered indecorous.

Ragnoun

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.’; ‘Not having otherwise any rag of legality to cover the shame of their cruelty.’;

Ragnoun

Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.

‘And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.’;

Ragnoun

A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

‘The other zealous rag is the compositor.’; ‘Upon the proclamation, they all came in, both tag and rag.’;

Ragnoun

A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.

Ragnoun

A ragged edge.

Ragnoun

A sail, or any piece of canvas.

‘Our ship was a clipper with every rag set.’;

Ragnoun

a small piece of cloth or paper

Ragnoun

a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

Ragnoun

music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Ragnoun

newspaper with half-size pages

Ragnoun

a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Ragverb

treat cruelly;

‘The children tormented the stuttering teacher’;

Ragverb

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

‘Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me’; ‘It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves’;

Ragverb

play in ragtime;

‘rag that old tune’;

Ragverb

harass with persistent criticism or carping;

‘The children teased the new teacher’; ‘Don't ride me so hard over my failure’; ‘His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie’;

Ragverb

censure severely or angrily;

‘The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car’; ‘The deputy ragged the Prime Minister’; ‘The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup’;

Ragverb

break into lumps before sorting;

‘rag ore’;

Ragnoun

a piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece, used typically for cleaning things

‘a piece of rag’; ‘he wiped his hands on an oily rag’;

Ragnoun

old or tattered clothes

‘street urchins dressed in rags’;

Ragnoun

the smallest scrap of cloth or clothing

‘not a rag of clothing has arrived to us this winter’;

Ragnoun

a newspaper, typically one regarded as being of low quality

‘the local rag’;

Ragnoun

a herd of colts

‘a rag of colts roamed the moorland’;

Ragnoun

a programme of stunts, parades, and other entertainments organized by students to raise money for charity

‘rag week’;

Ragnoun

a boisterous prank or practical joke

‘the college is preparing for a good old rag tonight’;

Ragnoun

a large coarse roofing slate.

Ragnoun

a hard, coarse sedimentary rock that can be broken into thick slabs.

Ragnoun

a ragtime composition or tune.

Ragnoun

variant of raga

Ragverb

give a decorative effect to (a painted surface) by applying paint, typically of a different colour, with a rag

‘the background walls have been stippled above the dado rail and ragged below’;

Ragverb

apply (paint) to a surface with a rag.

Ragverb

make fun of (someone) in a boisterous manner

‘he ragged me about not smoking or drinking’; ‘despite the way I sometimes rag her, she is my sister’;

Ragverb

rebuke severely

‘I ragged a restaurant last week for mangling Key lime pie’;

Ragverb

keep possession of (the puck) by skilful stick-handling and avoidance of opponents, so as to waste time

‘players ragged the puck in mid-ice to kill off penalties’;

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