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 Daggers Drawn (At).Dagobert. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Daggle-tail or Draggle-tail.
 
A slovenly woman, the bottom of whose dress trails in the dirt. Dag (Saxon) means loose ends, mire or dirt; whence dag-locks, the soiled locks of a sheep’s fleece, and dag-wool, refuse wool. (Compare TAG.)   1
 


 Daggers Drawn (At).Dagobert. 

 
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