RAG

(redirected from ragged)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to ragged: Ragged right, Ragged array, Ragged red fiber

RAG

Abbreviation for:
recombination activating gene
Red Amber Green (traffic light)  
risk assessment in genetics
References in classic literature ?
She was seated on the ground, with her arms on the ragged chair, and her head leaning on them.
These words of the Ragged One reminded Don Quixote of the tale his squire had told him, when he failed to keep count of the goats that had crossed the river and the story remained unfinished; but to return to the Ragged One, he went on to say:
The Sheriff noted his queer figure and asked: "Who is that ragged fellow?
Their uninvited guest, unlike the generality of his tribe, was somewhat dirty as well as ragged and they had no relish for such a messmate.
It seemed to be the figure of a woman, wrapped up in a ragged cloak and evidently disguised to avoid notice; there was something very strange both about the rags and the furtiveness in a person coming out of those rooms lined with gold.
His hair is ragged, mingling with his whiskers and his beard--the latter, ragged too, and grown, like the scum and mist around him, in neglect.
Here is a ragged, oriental-looking Negro from some desert place in interior Africa, filling his goatskin with water from a stained and battered fountain built by the Romans twelve hundred years ago.
The spectacle which presented itself to his eyes, when his ragged escort finally deposited him at the end of his trip, was not fitted to bear him back to poetry, even to the poetry of hell.
A small ragged girl dragged a red, bawling infant along the crowded ways.
On the miserable bed lay a gray-headed old man of gigantic stature, with nothing on him but a ragged shirt and a pair of patched, filthy trousers.
He was a ragged, wild, bearded man, about forty, grossly disfigured with the small pox, and looked both dull and savage.
Through the ragged window-curtain, the light of early day steals in from a miserable court.