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ragged jacket

noun, Newfoundland.
a young seal that, having lost parts of its initially white fur, presents a parti-colored or piebald appearance.
Origin of ragged jacket
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When he emerged he staggered under the weight of a crowbar which he vainly tried to hide under his ragged jacket.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • The wifie took his ragged jacket and mended it, dropped a tear in an impossible hole, and a ha'penny in the one good pocket.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • His clothes were poor, and there was more than one hole in the ragged jacket buttoned tightly round him.

  • It was nothing more remarkable than the figure of a boy in a ragged jacket, who knelt on the garden path below, weeding.

  • "My dear madam, you have mistaken our purpose—we are not as hungry as we look," he said, bowing in his ragged jacket.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • She held a small urchin, evidently from the Grassmarket or the Cowgate, firmly by the cuff of his ragged jacket.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • An old pair of canvas trousers, a ragged jacket, a shabby vest and hat, were given to me.

  • At this, Mick slipped off his ragged jacket at once, dragging an even more tattered shirt over his head.

    Young Tom Bowling J.C. Hutcheson
  • Then, wiping her face with the sleeve of a ragged jacket, she started off toward the squatters' row.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • Grif wiped the tears from his eyes with the cuff of his ragged jacket, and clenched his teeth.

    Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

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