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 Rags of Antisthenes.Ragamuffin (French, maroufle). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rags and Jags.
 
Rags and tatters. A jagged edge is one that is toothed.   1
       
“Hark, hark! the dogs do bark,
The beggars are coming to town;
Some in rags and some in jags,
And some in silken gown.”
       
Nursery Rhyme.
 


 Rags of Antisthenes.Ragamuffin (French, maroufle). 

 
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