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- The scraggy wood; the negro hut, With its doors and windows locked and shut. - "Kentucky Poems", Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse.
- But she could not tell, except it were that they were so scraggy and wretched, half drowned in the darkness, and half blanched by the miserable light, and therefore must have been very like her own feelings, as she stood before the ungentle but not unkind stone- mason. - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.
- Near the sawmill, and partially hidden by the scraggy pine trees and thick bushes which drooped over its entrance, was a long, dark passage, leading underground, not so large, probably, as Mammoth Cave, but in my estimation rivaling it in interest. - "Homestead on the Hillside", Mary Jane Holmes.