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rag

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1. 
a. a small piece of cloth, such as one torn from a discarded garment, or such pieces of cloth collectively
b. (as modifier): a rag doll
2. Brit slang, esp naval a flag or ensign

rag

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in British universities
a. a period, usually a week, in which various events are organized to raise money for charity, including a procession of decorated floats and tableaux
b. (as modifier): rag day

rag

Jazz
a piece of ragtime music

rag

[rag]
(petrology)
Any of various hard, coarse, rubbly, or shell rocks that weather with a rough, irregular surface, such as a flaggy sandstone or limestone used as a building stone. Also known as ragstone.

rag

A large roofing slate that has one edge untrimmed.
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Why annotate rags in a Tool Control Log or an inventory sheet?
On display will be traditional Yorkshire-style rag rugs, colourful and vibrant works inspired by cultures from around the world and rugs that commemorate personal and family events.
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Marcus Hobley, vice president for union development and campaigns at Coventry University Students Union who runs RAG, said: "The RAG team have a long association with Cancer Research UK and students are very keen to build on the money we've raised in the past.
A spokesman said: 'The fires had been caused by the combustion of rags soaked in linseed oil.
With the move, RAG will seek to ensure that ThyssenKrupp does not become an acquisition target.
Teacher Mary Lane is running a weekly rag rug making lunchtime club and pupils of Wellhouse Junior and Infants School, Golcar are loving every minute of it.
His kidnappers later freed him after he agreed to ride on a float in the rag procession through the city.
Wipe down the housing with a damp, not wet, rag to remove dust or stains.
German coal firm RAG will seek other ways to buy speciality chemicals firm Degussa AG if its current takeover bid fails, an industry source told Reuters.
THE Echo was given a rapturous round of applause at last night's meeting for publicly supporting the RAG campaign to defeat development at Llanishen Reservo i r.