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He aimed a blow at the guttersnipe's head, but missed it and fell full length.

But I have been taking lessons from every guttersnipe and old good-for-nought in the town.

In one way or the other, the guttersnipe must have his proper prominence.

The Humanitarian Hero had not come into fashion—nor yet the guttersnipe.

But—who in all his life ever before saw a guttersnipe with eyes so lacking in cunning and roguery?

Dick, an Abbeville guttersnipe, was therefore admitted to the refinements of the general's table.

His studies of the London “guttersnipe” and the coster-girl rapidly made him famous.

What would the guttersnipe have learnt as a graduate, except to embrace a Saxon because he was the other half of an Anglo-Saxon?

WORD ORIGIN

also gutter-snipe, 1857, from gutter (n.) + snipe (n.); originally Wall Street slang for "streetcorner broker," attested later (1869) as "street urchin," also "one who gathers rags and paper from gutters." As a name for the common snipe, it dates from 1874 but is perhaps earlier.

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