Draggling
Draggle Drag"gle (dr[a^]g"g'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draggled} (dr[a^]g"g'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Draggling} (dr[a^]g"gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of drag. [root]73. Cf. {Drawl}.] To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to trail. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

With draggled nets down-hanging to the tide. --Trench. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • draggling — drag·gle || drægl v. wet and soil by dragging on wet ground or mud or wet grass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Drabble — Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drabbled — Drabble Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drabbling — Drabble Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draggle — Drag gle (dr[a^]g g l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draggled} (dr[a^]g g ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Draggling} (dr[a^]g gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of drag. [root]73. Cf. {Drawl}.] To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to trail.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draggled — Draggle Drag gle (dr[a^]g g l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draggled} (dr[a^]g g ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Draggling} (dr[a^]g gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of drag. [root]73. Cf. {Drawl}.] To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draggle — verb (draggled; draggling) Etymology: frequentative of drag Date: 1513 transitive verb to make wet and dirty by dragging intransitive verb 1. to trail on the ground 2. straggle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • draggle — /drag euhl/, v., draggled, draggling. v.t. 1. to soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud. v.i. 2. to trail on the ground; be or become draggled. 3. to follow slowly; straggle. [1490 1500; DRAG + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • draggle — [c]/ˈdrægəl/ (say draguhl) verb (draggled, draggling) –verb (t) 1. to soil by dragging over damp ground or in the mud. –verb (i) 2. to hang trailing; become draggled. 3. to follow slowly; straggle. {drag + le, frequentative suffix} …   Australian English dictionary

  • draggle — [drag′əl] vt. draggled, draggling [freq. of DRAG] to make wet and dirty by dragging in mud or water vi. 1. to be or become draggled; trail on the ground 2. to lag behind; straggle …   English World dictionary

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