Scrag whale
Scrag Scrag (skr[a^]g), n. [Cf. dial. Sw. skraka a great dry tree, a long, lean man, Gael. sgreagach dry, shriveled, rocky. See {Shrink}, and cf. {Scrog}, {Shrag}, n.] 1. Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck. [1913 Webster]

Lady MacScrew, who . . . serves up a scrag of mutton on silver. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. A rawboned person. [Low] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

3. A ragged, stunted tree or branch. [1913 Webster]

{Scrag whale} (Zo["o]l.), a North Atlantic whalebone whale ({Agaphelus gibbosus}). By some it is considered the young of the right whale. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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