to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor!
For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon
(transitive) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
1727, from be- + draggle, frequentative of drag.
limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt. to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt. Contemporary Examples At the end on the beach, the film shows the bedraggled crew, exhausted and relieved. In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates Eli Lake April 21, 2013 The Brazilian defense, touted […]
a board at the side of a bed connecting the footboard and headboard. Historical Examples Hesitating, May clung to the bedrail; but she slipped at last into the sheet. The Narrow House Evelyn Scott The cigarette end dropped, the thin pyjama’d figure writhed up and stood clutching at the bedrail. Five Tales John Galsworthy But […]
bedding that rolls up for portability and is used especially for sleeping out-of-doors. Historical Examples Ellis spread his bedroll beside the wagon while Joe sought his bed inside. The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard The night after, while I lay huddled in my shirtcloak and blanket by the fire, I saw Cuinn slip out of […]
the organ of hearing and equilibrium in vertebrates, in humans consisting of an external ear that gathers sound vibrations, a middle ear in which the vibrations resonate against the tympanic membrane, and a fluid-filled internal ear that maintains balance and that conducts the tympanic vibrations to the auditory nerve, which transmits them as impulses to […]