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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strag·gling a. & n. from Straggle, v.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strag·gle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Straggled p. pr. & vb. n. Straggling ]
 1. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or desert the line of battle; as, when troops are on the march, the men should not straggle.
 2. To wander at large; to roam idly about; to ramble.
    The wolf spied out a straggling kid.   --L'Estrange.
 3. To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth.
    Trim off the small, superfluous branches on each side of the hedge that straggle too far out.   --Mortimer.
 4. To be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals. Straggling pistol shots.”
    They came between Scylla and Charybdis and the straggling rocks.   --Sir W. Raleigh.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : spreading out carelessly (as if wandering) in different
            directions; "sprawling handwriting"; "straggling
            branches"; "straggly hair" [syn: sprawling, straggly]