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scrag

 (skrăg)
n.
1. A bony or scrawny person or animal.
2. A piece of lean or bony meat, especially a neck of mutton.
3. Slang The human neck.
tr.v. scragged, scrag·ging, scrags Slang
To wring the neck of; strangle.

[Perhaps from dialectal crag, neck, from Middle English cragge, from Middle Dutch crāghe, throat.]
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