Scrag

Definition of Scrag

Pronunciation: skrăg
n.1.Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck.
Lady MacScrew, who . . . serves up a scrag of mutton on silver.
- Thackeray.
2.A rawboned person.
3.A ragged, stunted tree or branch.
Scrag whale
(Zool.) a North Atlantic whalebone whale (Agaphelus gibbosus). By some it is considered the young of the right whale.
v. t.1.To seize, pull, or twist the neck of; specif., to hang by the neck; to kill by hanging.
An enthusiastic mob will scrag me to a certainty the day war breaks out.
- Pall Mall Mag.

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