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Synonyms for draggled

limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud


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His face and neck were hidden beneath a black beard, intershot with grey, which would have been stiff and bushy had it not been limp and draggled and dripping with water.
Marie was lying on the floor at the old woman's feet, hungry, torn, draggled, crying, miserable.
"Five," I corrected, "counting in the dark gray fishing outfit with the draggled pockets."
In a suit of coarse flannel with horn buttons, a yellow neckerchief with draggled ends, an old hat more russet-coloured than black, and laced boots of the hue of his stony calling, Durdles leads a hazy, gipsy sort of life, carrying his dinner about with him in a small bundle, and sitting on all manner of tombstones to dine.
'Why what bloodshot, draggled, dishevelled spectacle is this!' cried Mortimer.
No woman looks well walking the street: she either elbows her way in all the disagreeableness of independence, or else shuffles along as if ashamed of what she is doing; her bonnet has always been met by some unlucky wind which has destroyed half its shape, and all its set: if fine weather, her shoes are covered with dust, and if dirty, the petticoat is defyingly dragged through the mud, or still more defyingly, lifted on one side to show the black leather boot, and draggled in deepest darkness on the other.
Their brilliant peasant costumes are soaked and draggled" (232).
Two blades cradle the core, while the third strikes outward until lost from view in the sparseness of the halo, whose draggled edges span 17'.
Hall's interest in aesthetics first emerges when, shortly after arriving in New York City, he uses the occasion to visit an art gallery, which leads him to bemoan a walk through the rain: "we were not repaid for our draggled clothes and soaking feet, by what we saw there....
> 1706 Trundle-tail, a Wench that runs fisking up and down with a draggled Tail).
He describes the church in "American Epoch" as "teeming with life all day long; a continuous, dense crowd of all colours and conditions moving up to the altar rails and returning with their foreheads signed with ash." He compared these worshippers to the "draggled survivors of [Mardi Gras]" and the "crapulous tourists" in the hotel "planning their return journeys" (EAR 382).
household that Miller repaired--"wet, dripping, draggled, muddy
The nature of the beasts they saw was changing, the cattle shorterlegged and shaggy, with wide horns, the sheep all colours from beige to parti-coloured, their fleeces long and draggled. Deer and goats roamed the hillsides, and later on Nick reined in to watch a pair of eagles circling a distant crag.
Blossom after blossom crept past them, draggled by the ungenial year: some had cankered, others would never unfold: here and there beauty triumphed, but desperately, flickering in a world of gloom.
Once, a draggled kitten peeked its head out from her coat.