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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RAGGLE, v.2

1. To make an uneven or ragged cut, to cut jaggedly (Sh., Ayr. 1967): fig. to throw out of alignment, make (a line or row) ragged. Ppl.adj. raggled, straggling, irregular, ragged. Adj. raggly, ragged, with an uneven edge (Ork. 1967).m.Lth. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 X. 425:
An arrowhead of flint, ragled on the edges and barbed.
Slk. 1832 Trans. Highl. Soc. 292:
There you have the long raggled fence between the high and the low grounds, or between the summer and winter grazing.
Sc. 1867 N. Macleod Starling x.:
If ever a man kept discipline in a regiment, he did . . . I wad like to see the man wad raggle the regiment when he was in't.

2. To scrape or tear the skin (Sc. 1808 Jam.).

[Appar. a deriv. of Rag, n.1, 3. O.Sc. ragle, = 1., 1683.]

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