After all, it is a scrag that has been struck, and everybody laughs and seems to think it a good joke.
Make the gravy of a scrag of mutton, a tea-spoonful of lemon pickle, a large spoonful of ketchup, and the same of browning.
I went indoors directly: before the clock struck eleven the turnips were on, boiling with the scrag of mutton.
He turned about, stared at the plate, stared from the plate to the dish of scrag.
Boil in a quart of water a pound and a half of veal, from the knuckle or scrag end of the neck.
Hunt for the spirit of the coming ruction and try to scrag it!
I had what I preferred--a portion of gooseberry pie; hers was a scrag of mutton, boiled with parsley and butter.
They were going to try and get you into the senior day-room and scrag you there.
The meat on the plate was pork, and the dish of scrag was empty.
We'll have a look at the others, please… Roast leg of mutton, boiled neck and scrag of mutton—aha!
1540s, "lean person or animal, a raw-bones;" perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skragg "a lean person;" dialectal Swedish skraka "a great, dry tree; a long, lean man," skragge "old and torn thing," Danish skrog "hull of a ship, carcass," Icelandic skröggr, a nickname of the fox); perhaps from root of shrink.
An unattractive woman; dog
[1940s+ Students; probably fr hag reinforced by the name of the ugly Scraggs family in the comic strip ''Li'l Abner'' and possibly by earlier slang, ''a raw-bones; a skinny person,'' found by 1542]