All the world had turned to California; its riffraff and offscourings as well as its true men.
The offscourings of prison and dockyards, sent over to work on the plantations before slave labor was introduced.
A populace composed of the offscourings of all nations—the dirtiest, roughest, one can imagine.
These were the offscourings of both armies, and of the negro population of that region.
These offscourings of mankind are to be received into your territory and your cities that you may carry on war.
It will be remembered these foreign regiments of Napoleonic wars were composed of the offscourings of Europe.
It was not so easy to fill the empty berth in the forecastle, even from the offscourings of the docks.
The place was thronged with the offscourings of Paris, and Hervagault found himself in congenial quarters.
All other nationalities came and went freely, and here was a gathering of the offscourings of the earth.
There were also present one or two reporters, and a posse of the offscourings of Stoneleigh small-boydom.