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  • noun Plural form of raggamuffin.


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  • In the course of his remarks, he applied the term "raggamuffins" to the soldiery in general.

    A biography of John Randolph, of Roanoke

  • Jack Cade would have made it the rallying cry of his raggamuffins, so would Wat Tyler, had it been hit upon in his day.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

  • But this expostulation served only to irritate the raggamuffins; and one of them taking hold of my arm tried to force me into compliance with his orders.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 532, February 4, 1832

  • Yet this people, he added, veriest raggamuffins that they are, despise the negroes, and consider it quite degrading to put themselves on term of equity with them.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Ah! when the hour for action comes, how admirably will it serve us to pit such dawdling, lazy drones, against the still more worthless raggamuffins who possess, only to abuse, those fertile and highly-productive lands lying along our Southern boundary.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • To be deprived of their Sunday recreational activities, to be marching through the streets under a scorching sun, and then be remain standing like fools on a public holiday, to be knocked out with bricks, was a little more than they had patience to bear so that, without waiting for an order, they fired and killed a dozen or two of the raggamuffins.

    The French Revolution - Volume 2

  • This he filled with great importance, always styling himself “commander in chief of the armies of the New Netherlands;” though to tell the truth the armies, or rather army, consisted of a handful of half uniformed, hen stealing, bottle bruizing raggamuffins.

    A History of New York

  • She learns from the worlds greatest Theologians and plays with the young raggamuffins in the streets.

    Listal promoted

  • Roland followed him), as if in utter defiance of the foemen whom he hailed with such opprobrious epithets, -- "h'yar you bald head, smoke-dried, punkin-eating red-skins! you half-niggurs! you 'coon-whelps! you snakes! you varmints! you raggamuffins what goes about licking women and children, and scar'ring-anngelliferous madam! git up and show your scalp-locks; for' tarnal death to me, I'm the man to take

    Nick of the Woods

  • _] -- What do these vile raggamuffins so near our person? your savour is offensive to us; bear back there, and make room for honest men to approach us: These fools and knaves are always impudently crowding next to princes, and keeping off the more deserving: Bear back, I say.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 07


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