stragglers were coming and going into the fall and winter, so some delegates did not sign until several months later.
Then the crowd dispersed and a few of the stragglers were arrested.
Once in their seats, a coach runs them through the song, attempting to bring the stragglers up to speed.
Dismounting, I received congratulations on not dying from a couple of stragglers in our group who had seen the whole thing unfold.
Some stragglers were captured, but otherwise there was no definite result except that the siege was raised.
Here and there subsidiary bands were formed to "clean up the stragglers."
Every hour had brought in stragglers: horse, foot, fugitives from the country-side, each bearing his tale of slaughter.
While last of all, as if to guide the stragglers in the weary road, come Owd Bob.
He sat for hours upon the battlements watching for the first stragglers of the retreat.
They fell in with the stragglers of the Yaqui crowd and started to fight.
c.1400, "to wander from the proper path, to rove from one's companions," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stragla "to walk laboriously"), or a frequentative of straken "to move, go." Specifically of soldiers from 1520s. Related: Straggled; straggling.