Rags and Jags

Rags and tatters. A jagged edge is one that is toothed.

Hark, hark! the dogs do bark,
The beggars are coming to town;
Some in rags and some in jags,
And some in silken gown.

Nursery Rhyme

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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