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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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Each rag rug begins life from a hessian base and different techniques such as progging and hand tufting are used to pull or push the material through the backing.
There is another advert for the Rag Dance on the Friday evening at the Oxford Galleries.
Commenting on the results, Rag executive officer for 2018/19 Asha Williams said: "All of us at Rag had such a fantastic night at the National Student Fundraising Awards, and are all so honoured to have been acknowledged amongst so many other incredible Rags and fundraising projects.
The RAG business model is focused on benefiting as an organization as its members do.
She says: "Old Rag Pie is the English translation for the Greek Patsavouropita, created by bakeries as a way of using up old scraps of filo pastry."
Often students produce a rag mag, a magazine commonly filled with politically incorrect humour which was originally sold to the local community during Rag Week.
Tel: 07592 957050 Email: alkhairshop@gmail.com Website: www.ragmarket.com Apples and Pears Unit Row I 8&9, Rag Market, Nightwear, full slips, half-slips, firm control girdles up to 3XXX, medium control tummy tuck and bottom lift up to 3XXX, 27"/39" half-slips, cotton slips, half and full 18"/16"/12", bed jackets, kaftans, PJs, night dresses up to sizes 30-34.
Together with our other events, including sponsored hitch-hikes, street collections, quizzes and comedy nights, Carnival RAG raised a total of pounds 42,000 last year for our allocated charities.
RAG (Revolutionary Anarcha-feminist Group) is a publishing collective based in Dublin, Ireland.
It juxtaposes classic turn-of-the-century works by Scott Joplin ("Solace," "Gladiolus Rag") and James Scott ("Grace and Beauty") with slightly later works by other American composers (Clarence Woods, Robert Hampton, Joseph Lamb) and contemporary rags written by Smart himself.
Problem: Many squadrons surveyed in 2008 did not have a policy or procedure for proper rag control.
BISHOP Auckland Discovery Centre's annual Rag Rugging Exhibition is to take place between April 19 and May 5.