an abbr. of the Rag and Famish, the Army and Navy Club, London.
|[||Rogue’s Progress (1966) 67: he was since been found [...] playing even for coppers at a place not inappropriately designated the "Rag and Famish’, in a turning out of Cranbourn Alley].|
|Broken to Harness I 69: From the Doctor’s I went to the Rag and found Meaburn there.|
|Punch’s Pocket-Book (1878) 172: There’s a Major I know who belongs to the Rag [F&H].|
|F&H].Neck or Nothing i: The very smartest and best-looking man to be met with between the Rag and Hyde Park Corner [|
|Daily Tel. 19 Aug. 5/2: The genial ‘Rag’ welcomes the sympathetic spirits of the Naval and Military with open arms [F&H].|
|Scarlet City 23: Being as much at home at the ‘Rag’ [...] as he was on any one of Her Majesty’s Ships.|
|City Of The World 57: The amount of leisure, flavoured with whisky, that they get through in the course of a day would make a half-pay officer at the ‘Rag’ think he had struck the millennium.|