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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
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.
9 Simpson nearly then sealed the win with a 30 metre burst from the base which only ended when he was scragged by a superb last-ditch tackle.
The in-form winger was scragged before he got to the line and, although Mose repelled several phases, they infringed and handed Lydon the first of his three goals.
Instead, man-of-thematch Ben Smith scragged and dispossessed him.
As it was, the hosts failed to build on their dream start as they were scragged and snared by opponents who never make things easy for you.
In opposition, if we can describe their efforts thus, the Moseley forwards fell off tackles, failed to stay on their feet, were scragged behind the gainline and were generally subjugated.
It almost worked; Vanche Shikov's forearm to the throat both hurting and enraging Ramsey as he threw an arm at Pandev who had scragged his shirt and attempted to haul him off the floor.
One-time Falcons target Martin Roberts made the first real linebreak of the evening five minutes before half-time, only to be scragged back by the second wave of defence, but there was no such luck for Newcastle on 38 minutes when full-back Anthony Watson collected an inside pass on a straightening line for a 14-0 interval advantage.