shagginess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shagginess roughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs
    • n shagginess unkemptness of hair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show
    • n Shagginess The quality or state of being shaggy; roughness; shaggedness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.
    • n shagginess The state of being shagged or shaggy; roughness produced by long hair or wool; hirsuteness.
    • n shagginess Roughness of any sort caused by irregular, ragged projections, as of a tree, a forest, or a person in rags.
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Idioms

Shaggy dog story - A shaggy dog story is a joke which is a long story with a silly end.
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Usage

In literature:

The scrub oaks were shaggy and ragged, gray as the rocks.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
The horse submitted to be led to the side of the road, but he was very nervous, and looked everywhere for the approach of shaggy bears.
"A Bicycle of Cathay" by Frank R. Stockton
The shaggy horse lumbered forward at an unwilling trot, like an animal disillusioned with life.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
As he skirted the lands of Kilmory he saw a herd of shaggy long-horned cattle browsing there, with many sheep and goats.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
The shaggy hair hung from the white goat, limp and reeking, numerous thin streams of water making a little ripple as they fell.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
Suddenly my eye spied the form of a sleeping dog, a great shaggy Saint Bernard with head outstretched on his paws, sound asleep.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
I kept my eye on a shaggy brute that stood with little more than his head out of water.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
With him ran a phantom dog, a lean, shaggy shape that raced tirelessly.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
He had a real tail, and a big, shaggy mane, and his mouth was wide open, showing his red tongue and his white, sharp teeth.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
The grass in the yard was like a shaggy silver fleece.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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In poetry:

No other comes, no labourer
To cut his shaggy truss of hay,
Along the road no traveller,
Day after day, day after day.
"A Lonely Place" by Edward Shanks
Full many a bounding deer or doe,
Lay victims of his hand and eye,
And many a shaggy buffalo,
In lifeless bulk did lowly lie.
"The Indian" by Thomas Frederick Young
An' I do goo to washèn pool,
A-sousèn over head an' ears,
The shaggy sheep, to cleän their wool
An' meäke em ready vor the sheärs.
"The Shepherd O’ The Farm" by William Barnes
And toss their shaggy manes and fling
To air their foam and tawny froth,
From ledge and precipice bound and spring,
With hungry roar and deepening wrath;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
When next we met 'twas early morn,
Her teeth were oot, her hair was shaggy;
She tried to smile, but oh! - Said I,
'Is't you, or is't your mither, Maggie?'
"Wee Maggie" by Joseph Corrie
By its marge the wolf had found a lair,
He roamed through each lonely spot;
That deep designer, the beaver, there
Built his palace; the shaggy bear
In the tall tree had his cot.
"The Forest River." by Harriet Annie Wilkins

In news:

Jeff Koons's gigantic "Puppy," a shaggy dog made entirely of flowers, and the biggest Chia Pet ever, which cast a shadow over the 1992 Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany, from the nearby town of Arolsen.
We can't call on our friends Scooby and Shaggy .
Midnight in Paris is a lark, a souffle , a delightful shaggy-dog story with Owen Wilson as its shaggy hero.
Sprawled on the sidewalk in front of our hotel, Le Petit Palais in Cimiez, was a large shaggy dog blocking my way.
To enhance the Pretty Little Liars star's new shaggy haircut, celeb stylist for T3 Scott Cunha styled her hair in textured waves.
Mandy Bray and Jerry Brandt at Shaggy's in Biloxi.
John Morris, Jahre Guyos, Daniel Cuevas, Jason Lasica, Mike Arteaga and Ricky Henley at Shaggy's in Biloxi.
Ben Minton, Billy Hashman and Adam Cook at Shaggy's in Biloxi.
Lisa Anderson of Kenai spots a shaggy beast on the Swanson River, but it's just her best friend , Bear.
A shaggy dog, golden leaf tale.
Readers' Choice: READERS' CHOICE: Shaggy Chic.
Eggplant St Shaggys (Added: October 25, 2012).
Chip Eisenhart from Shaggy's in Orange Beach shares a delicious dinner recipe.
Chip Eisenhart Shaggy's, Harbor Bar & Grill Published: October 25, 2012.
A shaggy brown sheep successfully dodged police, his handlers and a few cars while trotting through downtown Des Moines after escaping from his trailer.
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In science:

We have a shaggy situation, can do some experiments, and then might see the result only through a rather rough grid.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
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