Ragged lady


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ragged lady (Bot) the fennel flower (Nigella Damascena).
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In literature:

The old lady seemed glad to see me, and pretty soon she brought down a lot of white rags.
"Paul Prescott's Charge" by Horatio Alger
Dorothy had looked the lady in rags, and housewife's cap and apron became her as well as silks or brocades.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Lady Patsy jumped up with feathers sticking up all over her hair, because they had come out of the holes in the ragged old bed.
"Racketty-Packetty House" by Frances H. Burnett
I was talking to a lady at the 'rent rag' last night, and she was telling me what a horrid boy young Creviss is.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
For a pound of 'clean white rags' the ladies could get ten shillings!
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
Ragged and disreputable person that he was, he would have lain down and allowed this little lady to wipe her feet on him, did she wish it.
"The Imaginary Marriage" by Henry St. John Cooper
But the rags were all gone, and the little gypsy of the Forest was become a lady.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
The lady started up, with a short exclamation, on seeing a white, ragged boy standing before her.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
I do think it would have amused you to see ladies, gentlemen, and boys, all escorted by ragged urchins, mounting the hill.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The muskrat lady brought some salve, and, with a rag, Uncle Wiggily bound up the leg of the clock-mouse so it did not hurt so much.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
The old lady was weaving a rag carpet, and I told her not to let the loom fall into silence.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
Miss Fanny had once been a fine lady, but times had gone hard with her, and her fine clothes were both ragged and dirty.
"Proud and Lazy" by Oliver Optic
And he continued to rag Lady Allie in a manner which seemed to leave her a little bewildered.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
By and by a pleasant lady thought she would make a rag doll for the little traveler.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
As Titmouse approached the house, (Tag-rag hurrying out to open the door for him,) he saw the two ladies standing at the windows.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
Young ladies don't come in a basket covered over with dirty rags.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Miss Mitty knew a little old lady who made fifteen hundred dollars in rag dolls alone.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Poor Lady B. was as weak as a rag, but determined on revenge, and Pa kept her up on a raw egg in wine.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
The Lady Bountiful was also very remarkable; she came on in an old worn-out muslin dress, which looked like a rag.
"The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Several ladies and gentlemen were passing a muddy place around which were gathered ragged and wretched urchins.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Political" by Robert G. Ingersoll

In poetry:

Her father had perished long ago,
But the lady held her pride,
She walked with a scornful step and slow,
Till at last in her rags she died.
"The Proud Lady" by Henry Van Dyke
'Tis pretty to see the girl of Dunbwy
Stepping the mountain statelily--
Though ragged her gown, and naked her feet,
No lady in Ireland to match her is meet.
"The Girl Of Dunbwy" by Thomas Osborne Davis
Rich men in broadcloth, beggers in rags,
Handsome young ladies, and withered old hags,
Yellow and black men, red, brown, and white,
All chained together—O God, what a site!
"Hellbound Train" by Anonymous Americas
Rich men in broad cloth, beggars in rags,
Handsome young ladies, and withered old hags,
Yellow and black men, red, brown, and white,
All chained together-O God, what a sight!
"The Hell-Bound Train" by Anonymous Americas
A fool there was and he made his prayer
(Even as you and I!)
To a rag and a bone and a hunk of hair
(We called her the woman who did not care)
But the fool he called her his lady fair
(Even as you and I!)
"The Vampire" by Rudyard Kipling
I hear those good night ladies much obliged because we're here
Afraid to go home in the with a good song ringing clear
Just tell them that fair Harvard old Nassau is shining bright
How can I bear to grand old rag we roll along good night!
"Chorus For Mixed Voices" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Stifling 'D' propels ragged Lady Bears.
Moms stay busy and often put others ahead of themselves so Dave and I talked with a couple of ladies who have advice for all you moms who are running yourselves ragged.
Stifling 'D' propels ragged Lady Bears.