from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See ragabash.


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  • The town was quiet, the traffic of the street was done, the raggabash of the Sultan's following had slunk away ashamed or lain down to rest.

    The Scapegoat; a romance and a parable Hall Caine 1892

  • At that the raggabash who had been clinking glasses pretended to be mightily offended in their dignity.

    Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon Hall Caine 1892

  • They were a various and motley company of the riff-raff and raggabash of the island, -- young and elderly, silent and glib -- rough as a pigskin, and smooth as their sleeves at the elbow; with just one feature common to the whole pack of pick-thanks, and that was a look of shallow cunning.

    Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon Hall Caine 1892

  • He brought his raggabash here, and now the rascal has the upper hand -- that's plain to see. "

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time Hall Caine 1892

  • "If it is conceivable," said counsel, "that in any question of personal identity the court will accept the evidence of all the tinkers and tailors, the riff-raff, the raggabash of the country-side, and reject that of the wife of the man whose estate is in question, perhaps it will be allowed that there are three persons who are essential to this examination -- the brother of Paul Ritson, the defendant who claims to be

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time Hall Caine 1892


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