draggle (draggles, present participle draggling; past and past participle draggled)

  1. to make, or to become, wet and muddy by dragging along the ground
    • 1844, Richard Chenevix Trench, The Story of Justin Martyr: Sabbation and Other Poems, "The Herring Fishers of Lockfynk":
      […] with draggled nets down-hanging to the tide […]
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackery, Vanity Fair, Chapter 22:
      The rain drove into the bride and bridegroom's faces as they passed to the chariot. The postilions' favours draggled on their dripping jackets.
    • 1883, Fielde, Adele Marion, “{l”, in A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones, Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, [//archive.org/stream/pronouncingdefin00fielrich/pronouncingdefin00fielrich#page//mode/1up page zhx-teo]:
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