rag week

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rag week a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
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Usage

In literature:

Several weeks went by; my money was gone, my clothes were ragged, and, like my body, nearly worn out, and now I am an inmate of a hospital.
"The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow" by S. Weir Mitchell
I seen him 'n' talked with him a spell, last week; I'm gwine to make his wife a rag carpet.
"Ramona" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Rag had lived his whole life in the Swamp (he was three weeks old) and yet had never heard anything like this.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
A week after, he met Harvey, more ragged and dirty than before.
"Christie Johnstone" by Charles Reade
A last piece of counsel: throw overboard the weekly rag, and write for people capable of understanding you.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
Miss Whately was going home for six weeks, but was to be back to her Egyptian Ragged School.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
Rag had lived his whole life in the swamp (he was three weeks old) and yet had never heard anything like this.
"Lobo, Rag and Vixen" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
I got the promise of a berth last week, so I thought I'd blow myself for some rags.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
The result of it all was, that Mr. George collected twenty-two poor little ragged lads, and gave them a two weeks' outing at Freeville that summer.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 17, March 4, 1897" by Various
All the same, there was a ragged fringe to one of Grip's ears, and for weeks he had limped sorely on his near fore leg.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
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In poetry:

Brown walnut, black eye-brows, the shrewd toyman seeks,
And cover'd his chin with the growth of six weeks;
A few quires of ballads his hand did not lack,
Nor patches nor rags did the coat on his back.
"The Triumvirate" by William Hutton

In news:

IN the charge toward e-commerce revenues, ABC learned a useful lesson last week: Don't try to sell cuddly rag dolls depicting homicidal rapists.
"Blown away" is a pretty good description of how Static's colleagues at Fort Worth Weekly feel about the rag's showing in a couple of recent journalism contests, one statewide, one national.
Not since Hester Prynne walked out of prison with an infant in her arms and "a rag of scarlet cloth" in the shape of the letter A has there been such public hue and cry as Amazon has provoked in the past few weeks.
Every day in Bryant Park, next week, you can hear pianist Roy Eaton perform rags by Scott Joplin WNYC's Sara Fishko has more on Joplin, the man who brought ragtime into the light.
Roy Eaton will perform Joplin rags in five lunch time concerts next week at The Piano in Bryant Park series.
This week's Q&A-Mac is brought to you by J.J. Redick's wallet: Now so fat, it has to wash itself with a rag on a stick.
This Friday, Feb 12, 2010 photo shows Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour before the start of the Rag & Bone fall 2010 collection during Fashion Week in New York.
SINCLAIRVILLE — A week ago, coach Mark Petersen's Cassadaga Valley basketball team played a "ragged" game against Falconer, but still managed to get away with a wi.
New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Rag & Bone.
New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2011: At Rag & Bone, chalet chic meets the street.
For a week now, I've been ragging on how Maria Shriver looks like the Crypt Keeper from Tales From the Crypt.
One week after winning the Belmont Stakes aboard Union Rags, jockey John Velazquez sustained a broken collarbone and perhaps a kidney injury Saturday night after a horse he was riding at Churchill Downs broke down.
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