In crisp khakis, the cop stands at the head of a raggedy line of about 20 of us aspirants.
Inside, a pair of cats closely stand guard and a raggedy Ann doll teeters over in one corner, as Bryk explains his candidacy.
The real-life Annabelle is a raggedy Ann that Lorraine Warren once warned me in no uncertain terms not to touch.
I retired safely to my little bed in the front room with its raggedy sheets and thin holy blanket.
raggedy Andy brought a small stew kettle, while the others brought the sugar and water and a large spoon.
When raggedy Andy was first brought to the nursery he was very quiet.
When raggedy Ann fell with a thud, face up in the fork of the tree, two robins who had a nest near by flew chattering away.
raggedy Ann introduced them one by one and raggedy Andy shook hands with each.
raggedy Ann tucked them in snugly and lay down upon the hard floor.
raggedy Andy cried, as he caught Uncle Clem and danced about the floor.
1845, U.S. Southern, from ragged + -y (2). Raggedy Ann stories first published 1918, character created by U.S. illustrator Johnny Gruelle (1880-1938). The tangle of tales about the origin of the doll and the name probably are mostly invention, sorrow's grieving-shrine for Marcella Gruelle (1902-1915), best left alone.