STRAGGLE, verb intransitive stragl. [This word seems to be formed on the root of stray. G., to pass, to migrate.]
1. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove. When troops are on the march, let not the men straggle
2. To wander at large without an certain direction or object; to ramble.
The wolf spied a straggling kid.
3. To exuberate; to shoot too far in growth. Prune the straggling branches of the hedge.
4. To be dispersed; to be apart from any main body.
They came between Scylla and Charybdis and the straggling rocks.