scragly

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scragly (comparative more scragly, superlative most scragly)

  1. Dated form of scraggy.
    • 1868, Ann Sophia Stephens, Doubly False
      That accounts for my having the dress, but it don't account for the piece that you left sticking to the rose-bush under Mrs. Lander's bed-room winder, which piece I took off that morning, and which piece I matched with the dress after you pitched it at me over them bannisters; it was an awful scragly tear, and it fitted to a T.
    • 1869, Joanna Hooe Mathews, Bessie among the mountains
      The second bud had half opened into another scragly, stunted flower []