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 Rags of Antisthenes.Ragamuffin (French, maroufle). 
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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