American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Rag

RAG, n. [Gr. a torn garment; tear; a rupture, a rock, a crag; to tear asunder.]

1. Any piece of cloth torn from the rest; a tattered cloth, torn or worn till its texture is destroyed. Linen and cotton rags are the chief materials of paper.

2. Garments worn out; proverbially, mean dress.

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Prov 23.

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.

3. A fragment of dress.

RAG. v.t.

To scold; to rail. [Local.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Rag," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DK5EE34CKDEE4XH.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Rag." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 24 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DK5EE34CKDEE4XH.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Rag' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 24 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DK5EE34CKDEE4XH.