verb (used without object), strag·gled, strag·gling.
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Origin of straggle
OTHER WORDS FROM stragglestraggler, nounstrag·gling·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for straggle
If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighbourhood, he was looked upon as a wizard.Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865|Abraham Lincoln
It is a straggler to Oceania and has not been recorded in the Hawaiian Islands.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
Only the straggler or deserter has as few marks as you to show.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
The sacred elephant, passing through the streets, attended by three men, aroused no suspicions in any straggler who saw.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
It comes as a straggler to our country from spring to autumn; only, unfortunately, to be shot as a 'specimen'.British Birds in their Haunts|Rev. C. A. Johns