One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The process of making a fabric out of rags by weaving, sewing, or other means; the fabric thus made.
Masonry composed of flattish pieces of ragstone, with an undressed surface.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From rag + work<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Henry Parker (1806–1884), writer on architecture and publisher. From rag + work.
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