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 Ragamuffin (French, maroufle).Raghu. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ragged Robin.
 
A wild-flower. The word is used by Tennyson to mean a pretty damsel in ragged clothes.   1
       
“The prince
Hath picked a ragged robin from the hedge.”
       
Tennyson: Idylls of the King; Enid.
 


 Ragamuffin (French, maroufle).Raghu. 

 
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