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The crags loomed on all sides, all their jaggedness lost after a million years of erosion under an ocean that was gone.

Its length and jaggedness seemed to denote that the submarine had tried to bore into the bed of the cavern itself.

For boldness and jaggedness of skyline the Tetons thus seen from a distance of 40 miles have no rival anywhere.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from verb jaggen (c.1400) "to pierce, slash, cut; to notch or nick; cut or tear unevenly," Scottish and northern English, of unknown origin. Originally of garments with regular "toothed" edges; meaning "with the edge irregularly cut" is from 1570s. Related: Jaggedly; jaggedness.

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