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What does it mean when you dream about rags?

Old, tattered rags may mean the dreamer is cleaning up old problems and issues. Ragged clothes may mean the dreamer is going “from rags to riches” in the world.

References in classic literature ?
And it became so, all the rags were turned into white paper; but the collar came to be just this very piece of white paper we here see, and on which the story is printed; and that was because it boasted so terribly afterwards of what had never happened to it.
She dragged him to an unholy sink, and, soaking a rag in water, began to scrub his lacerated face with it.
There sat Little John eating away for dear life, while the fat steward was rolled under the table like a bundle of rags.
The eldest of the latter--a boy--is as frail as his father, while the mother--a woman who, formerly, must have been good looking, and still has a striking aspect in spite of her pallor--goes about in the sorriest of rags.
In imagination she already pictured herself by Theodosia's side, dressed in coarse rags, walking with a staff, a wallet on her back, along the dusty road, directing her wanderings from one saint's shrine to another, free from envy, earthly love, or desire, and reaching at last the place where there is no more sorrow or sighing, but eternal joy and bliss.
I warrant she fancies she did a mighty matter, when she sent us that old gownd; some of my family would not have picked up such rags in the street; but poor people are always trampled upon.
Actually I have nothing to wear," began Fan impressively; "I 've been too busy to think or care till now, but here it is nearly May and I have hardly a decent rag to my back.
One unclean rag was about me, my hair a black tangle: no doubt my discoverers thought me a madman.
Rag Week is an annual week in which students organise parades and fundraising events to raise money for good causes.
Jones has taken three piano rags "Champagne Rag," "Possum and Taters," and "The Pippin" and skillfully set them for brass.
Trained by Michael Matz, Union Rags secured a last-gasp victory in the final leg of the US Triple Crown and had been earmarked for a shot at the Haskell Invitational at the end of the month.
The exhibition, Rags to Riches, by members of Arty-Folks, a group for people recovering from mental health problems, will open at the Glass House in the city centre's Jordan Well tomorrow (World Mental Health Day) and will run until Saturday October 16.