A piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece, used typically for cleaning things
Make fun of (someone) in a loud, boisterous manner
A large, coarse roofing slate
A ragtime composition or tune
Variant of raga.
Chat in a leisurely way, especially at length
(In Indian music) a pattern of notes having characteristic intervals, rhythms, and embellishments, used as a basis for improvisation
an oily rag
A scarf or cloth worn on the head, typically with its ends or corners tied together in the back
Complain about or criticize continually
(Of paper, card, etc.) made entirely from rag.
Slang a sanitary towel.
(Now chiefly North American) a box used for storing rags, especially worn-out clothes.
The last part or remnant of something; = fag-end.
A rug made from small strips of fabric hooked into or pushed through a base material such as hessian
Slang. The tongue.
Rubbly limestone composed chiefly of petrified coral
A rag for performance on the piano.
= rag doll.
A bolt with barbs to keep it tight when it has been driven in
A book for very small children made of strong cloth that cannot be torn
A bush on which rags are hung for ritual or superstitious purposes.
A soft doll made from pieces of cloth
Minute particles of rag, originally as used to make papier mâché.
Originally: a market for the sale of old clothes, held at Houndsditch in London; the name of the district occupied by this market (now historical). In later use (without capital initials): any such market.
An inclined table for partially concentrating slimes.
A facade or banner of painted canvas displayed at a carnival or circus.
(In the papermaking industry) a building in which rags are stored or prepared.
A knife used for cutting rags.
A lamp with a rag wick.
Paper money, banknotes; especially (during the American Revolutionary period and in the early 19th cent.) banknotes actually or presumed to be depreciated or irredeemable against hard currency.
Paper made from cotton, originally from cotton rags, but now from cotton linters
A chain-pump driven by a rag wheel.
Create a striped or marbled effect on (a surface) by painting it with a rag crumpled up into a roll
A shop selling old clothes and other second-hand or discarded articles.
= rag shop.
The clothing or fashion industry
A tree on which rags are hung for ritual or superstitious purposes.
Alcoholic spirits or other liquor, especially of an inferior quality.
A well at which rags are hung for ritual or superstitious purposes.
Mechanics. A wheel with projections around the rim that catch into the links of a chain passing over it, as in a chain pump; a sprocket wheel. Now historical.
A wick made of rag; (formerly also) †a candle with such a wick (obsolete).
A woman who gathers or deals in rags.
Wool obtained by tearing rags into shreds; coarse woollen yarn made from this.
= white ragworm.
A piece of cloth for applying face powder.
Protracted discussion or argument; talking, chatting, (now) especially among CB radio users; compare to chew the rag.
The proportion of rag used to make a particular paper; (also attributive) designating paper containing a proportion of rag.