mangy

Part of speech: noun

Manginess.

Part of speech: adjective

Affected with the mange; squalid.

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Usage examples "mangy":

  1. It was in Champagne- Pouilleuse- mangy Champagne it is called, because it has none of the richness of the vineyard country, but is a great stretch of barren land through which the chalk breaks out in bald patches. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
  2. There's quite a big yard in the back, with a few scrubby old pear trees, a double row of mangy box- bushes, and other traces of what must have been a garden. - "Wilt Thou Torchy", Sewell Ford.
  3. I'll have you shot like a mangy dog. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.