mangy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mangy having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap "a mangy carpet","a mangy old fur coat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • mangy Infected with the mange; scabby.
    • mangy Shabby; worn-out; seedy; run-down; squalid; as, a mangy old coat; a mangy tavern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mangy See mange, n.
    • mangy Infected with the mange; scabby; hence, untidily rough or shaggy, as if from mange.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mangy mānj′i scabby
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Quotations

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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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mangé, p. p. of manger, to eat. See Manger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Anglicised form of Fr. mangé, eaten, pa.p. of manger, to eat—L. manducāre, to chew.

Usage

In literature:

With this end in view, he rides along "The Mangy" watercourse till he comes to the lowland of "The Blind Cow.
"Argentina From A British Point Of View" by Various
The grass resembled patches of fur on a mangy skin.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
Who would have told a tale so very flat, Of Frank the Black, and Hodge the mangy cat?
"Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.)" by Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
As they whirl through Birkadeen in a cloud of dust, with several mangy curs howling at the heels of the steaming horses, it is just sunset.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
When we're bringing guns to support their mangy and tottering Government!
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry
Always some mangy make-believe.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
It was all rock, except in a few spots where there was some scrub bushes and mangy grass.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Who air ye, ye mangy little dog?
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Confound y'r impudence, ye mangy Porteegee swab!
"Afloat at Last" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Is it this ragged, mangy thing you would have?
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
On the floor by the mantelpiece lay a key, almost hidden in the deep fur of a mangy, goat-hair rug.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
So fine a fellow, and so mangy a following, it would be hard to find.
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
I saw a small, fat, mangy she-dog in a dog-run.
"The Leader" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
His hide was very mangy and his face was very red, And undisguisedly he scratched with energy his head.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
You don't happen to have an old black ulster with all the buttons off, and a bit of mangy fur dropping off the neck?
"The Lowest Rung" by Mary Cholmondeley
Abie'd hear of my part in this by morning and my hide wouldn't be worth the price of a mangy rat skin.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Git out o' here; I'm ashamed to be seen speakin' to a mangy hound like you.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
The mere thought of her father and his mangy lieutenant was sufficient.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
I have caught but few animals, and their furs have been poor and mangy.
"Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country" by William C. Griggs
It looked mangy and starved.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson
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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 fmangi@bloomberg.net.
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.
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