• WordNet 3.6
    • n manginess a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n manginess The condition or quality of being mangy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manginess The condition of being mangy; scabbiness; infection with the mange.
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    “Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies toilet is invariably known as Lover's Lane.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Mangy


In literature:

I think it must have been a mangy wolf.
"A Cigarette-Maker's Romance" by F. Marion Crawford
But a second look showed him those ribs starting through mangy fur in visible hoops, the skin tight over the skull, far too tight.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
After crossing it he was in the province of Mangi, a territory included in the Empire of the Soongs.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Now here he was, old and mangy with drink at forty.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
We've got here the mangy son of a gun that did it.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Wherever the sunlight struck on that black body it revealed scales like those on a mangy dog.
"Flash-lights from the Seven Seas" by William L. Stidger
They did not thrive well, but grew poor and mangy; and I may as well go on to relate what became of them.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
That city is in the province of Mangi, or near the province of Cathay in which land is the royal residence.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
From three to four hundred of these mangy animals belong to the temple, and are held to be sacred.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Tribes of mangy lovers prowling round the house.
"Punch or the London Charivari, October 20, 1920" by Various

In poetry:

Deadly uniformity
Of eyes and windows
Alike devoid of light…
Holes wherein life scratches - Mangy life
Nosing to the gutter's end…
"Bowery Afternoon" by Lola Ridge
‘You mangy beast, out of the way
before you taste my bayonet.
Old mongrel world, clear off I say!
I’ll have your hide to sole my boot!
"from The Twelve" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Starved, mangy dogs with mournful, pleading eyes,
Descendants of the ones that in a bygone
Age from the steppeland came, and, stung by flies,
Dragged in the wake of dusty, creaking wagons.
"Istanbul" by Ivan Bunin
His hide was very mangy, and his face was very red,
And ever and anon he scratched with energy his head.
His manners were not always nice, but how my spirit cried
To be an artless Bandar loose upon the mountain side!
"Divided Destinies" by Rudyard Kipling
But it was Gatlinburg in mid July and I had
just hit town and my throat was dry.
I'd thought i'd stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon in a street of mud
and at a table dealing stud sat the dirty,
mangy dog that named me Sue.
"A Boy Named Sue" by Shel Silverstein

In news:

One such neighbor is Chuck Mangi of Mechlin Corner Road.
CORNWALL , Ontario — Several years ago, we reviewed a restaurant across the border in Cornwall called Mangi's.
Mangi Con Amore looks, feels and sounds as though it's an imposter.
Mangy and flea infested dogs confiscated by Cameron County authorities.
Homegrown styles hit Mangy Moose.
More Stories by Carol Mangis.
To contact the reporter on this story: Faseeh Mangi in Karachi, Pakistan at
The things we do just to kill a couple of mangy ducks.
Non-booze-and-bike veterans may think of the term "alley cat" as that slightly mangy feline that haunts the walkway behind your house.