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scrag

Informal the neck of a human being
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Scotland's rotten luck was summed up near the end when a Parks penalty bounced off the post and into the arms of Ally Kellock but he was scragged before he could go over and the Dark Blues finally had to settle for another three points.
Chris Pennell is scragged by the Saracens defence during the disappointing defeat Picture, TOM DULAT/GETTY IMAGES
One supposes that he must have been pleased that he was to be "lagged" rather than "scragged", but his friend Charley Bates laments the low standing of the crime for which he will be punished:
Strange then that just when the Falcons were about to tighten their grip, Sale scragged them back: Ben Foden was the beneficiary as Steve Hanley raced clear before putting the full back in at the corner.
They could and maybe should have won the game in stoppage time, when first Shane Williams was scragged beneath the posts and then Gordon D'Arcy fumbled a scoring pass 20 metres out.
"We escape ridicule for not having scragged Saddam, yet we don't have to deny that he's been seen around."
Dee is scragged by wing Cheslin Kobe, Josh Adams gets involved with Vermeulen and then Rob Evans gets up close and personal with Boks enforcer Eben Etzebeth.
head coach Thomas Vowles broke a couple of tackles before being scragged five metres out, but he got up quickly enough to give prop Sam Greening the try-scoring pass.
It had been dubiously awarded with Bryan Habana looking suspiciously offside as he scragged substitute scrum-half Lloyd Williams after a Welsh turnover inside the 22.