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Ragged Robin

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A wild-flower. The word is used by Tennyson to mean a pretty damsel in ragged clothes.

“The prince

Hath picked a ragged robin from the hedge.”


Tennyson: Idylls of the King; Enid.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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