MEANING: adjective: Having a row of oblique notches.

ETYMOLOGY: Probably from Old English ragg. Earliest documented use: 1660.

RAG UGLY - an unprepossessing rag

RAGALY - like a sitar melody

RAGURY - a branch of nautical law pertaining to anger management

RAGU LYE - used to make soap from spaghetti sauce

RAJULY - the Egyptian Sun God who in mid-summer is unusually powerful (at least in the northern hemisphere)

RAOUL Y. - a Frenchman whose identity is being protected

Lots of nice words in this category of "false adverbs." There's
- "apply," which doesn't mean "like a small program for your smartphone"
- "imply" (like one of Santa's elves)
- "reply" (like your fitness or body-building exercise -
- the minimalist "ply"
- the ambivalent "supply," which is either a false adverb or a true one (depending on how you use it)
- "surly" (they don't all have a P in them)
and so on.