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  • n  a small piece of cloth or paper
  • n  a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
  • n  music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
  • n  newspaper with half-size pages
  • n  a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
  • v  treat cruelly
  • v  cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • v  play in ragtime
    rag that old tune
  • v  harass with persistent criticism or carping
  • v  censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • v  break into lumps before sorting
    rag ore

  • The rag business, as the $12 billion-a-year garment industry dubs itself, is stretching out.
  • Following hallowed tradition, the University of Glasgow's 7,000 students piled out last week for one of the biggest rags of their undergraduate lives.
  • It is half a century since a newspaper could be called, with any degree of accuracy, a "rag.
News & Articles

  • Man arrested for attempted rape at Churchill Downs
    According to Louisville Metro police, the victim said she went upstairs to get a rag when the man followed and sexually assaulted her.
    June 12, 2013 - WAVE 3 Louisville
  • U.S. Government Screwed With Al Qaeda Magazine After Boston Bombing
    With all eyes already on the National Security Agency comes another example of what exactly it does: The Washington Post reports that the government routinely hacks Al Qaeda's online propaganda , including the most recent issue of the DIY terrorist rag Inspire.
    June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine
  • Rag & Bone Resort 2014
    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion pictures / Runway & fashion show pictures Rag & Bone’s resort 2014 collection has been previewed and Fashionising.com has each of the key looks for you. Article continues . To read it in full visit ' Rag & Bone Resort 2014 ' at Fashionising.com » Picture gallery Tagged:
    June 5, 2013 - StyleBistro

  • Marion Barry in Washington Post
    Barry said in an interview that he was "outraged" and "incredulous" at the "despicable" e-mail, "particularly coming from a reporter at a reputable newspaper like The Washington Post, not a rag."
  • Shona McIsaac in Aljazeera.net
    Shona McIsaac, a local Labour politician, said the decision to hire foreign contractors was "like a red rag to a bull for people in our community who are out of work".
  • Tau Henare in Sydney Morning Herald
    Meanwhile, Mr Henare said Mr Mallard "lost his rag" during the altercation.

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