rag-tag

Rag-tag

 the rabble or dregs of the community; usually in the phrase rag-tag and bobtail.
Examples: the rag-tag and bobtail of the great Artic Army, 1882; rag-tag and bobtail of the faction, 1820.
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rag-tag

[ˈrægˌtæg] N rag-tag and bobtail [ˌrægtægənˈbɒbteɪl] Nchusma f
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Princes (there are more Princes than policemen in Naples--the city is infested with them)--Princes who live up seven flights of stairs and don't own any principalities, will keep a carriage and go hungry; and clerks, mechanics, milliners and strumpets will go without their dinners and squander the money on a hack-ride in the Chiaja; the rag-tag and rubbish of the city stack themselves up, to the number of twenty or thirty, on a rickety little go-cart hauled by a donkey not much bigger than a cat, and they drive in the Chiaja; Dukes and bankers, in sumptuous carriages and with gorgeous drivers and footmen, turn out, also, and so the furious procession goes.
I want you to come down here by and by and work privately among the rag-tag and bobtail.
This rag-tag army has fought America and its allies to a military stalemate.
IN a post-apocalyptic world where a zombie plague has almost wiped out humanity, rag-tag groups of survivors fight for supremacy.
En route, he is separated from the other guards and runs into hapless train robber Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) and his rag-tag entourage.
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Back in the day, when Primal Scream felt like a rag-tag rock and roll supergroup, an acquaintance of Ultimate fell in with Mani at one of Belfast's spit-and-sawdust hostelries.
The calls for a "no-fly zone" over Syria are tantamount to calls for a US war on Russia, which obviously isn't going to happen for the sake of a rag-tag group of militants.
This second 'season' of Telltale Games' series has been breathtakingly good - with Clem and the rag-tag group of survivors facing fresh threats from the dead and the living.
Members of the rag-tag rebel groups are attracting female followers by posting heroic-sounding messages and photos online, according to experts.
On board, he meets a rag-tag gang of friends, including the girl who may be his soul mate, Carmen.
49) PROXIMA CENTAURI is the nearest star to our Sun, and this uneven novel weaves its story around three rag-tag attempts to establish the first human presence on one of its planets.