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.
Let us hope that $8.2 billion main railway track up-gradation and refurbishment project ML-1 will materalise soon to replace the existing narrow and rag-tag railway track and signaling system.
A veteran sheriff must assemble a rag-tag posse to protect his small town from a marauding band of vile outlaws.
KUWAIT -- A fiery storm that has revaged rag-tag refugees' tents in the Levant has prompted Kuwait to hurriedly dispatch convoys carrying food and heating materials.
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IN a post-apocalyptic world where a zombie plague has almost wiped out humanity, rag-tag groups of survivors fight for supremacy.
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She and her sisters live in Cincinnati and they're a rag-tag bunch of privileged young women trying to find their way.
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.