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Jagg (verb)

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Jagg. v.a. [gagaw, slits or holes, Welsh.] To cut into indentures; to cut into teeth like those of a saw.

Some leaves are round, some long, some square, and many jagged on the sides. Bacon's Natural History.

The jagging of pinks and gilliflowers is like the inequality of oak-leaves; but they never have any small plain purls. Bac.

The banks of that sea must be jagged and torn by the impetuous assaults, or the silent underminings of waves; violent rains must wash down earth from the tops of mountains. Bentl.

An alder-tree is one among the lesser trees, whose younger branches are soft, and whose leaves are jagged. Watts.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Bentley, Richard (57) · Watts, Isaac (117)

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