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This seemed precisely the arrangement which the Rapparee and his men had contemplated.

"Well, now, suppose I should make the trial," said the Rapparee.

It soon became evident that the Rapparee and his party had taken the alarm.

"Don't let the sight of me frighten you, sir," said the Rapparee.

She then looked cautiously about her, and added, "Fergus, the Rapparee!"

The reader will please not confound the terms "tory" and "rapparee."

"Here it is," replied the Rapparee, pulling out a rag in which were the precise number of guineas mentioned.

The Rapparee is to get a pardon from government, at least he is promised it by Sir Robert, if he turns against you.

The spirit of the Rapparee is still abroad—though we fear there is little of the Tory left about it.

The English complained that it was no easy matter to catch a Rapparee.

WORD ORIGIN

"Irish freebooter," 1680s, originally "pikeman," from Irish rapairidhe, plural of rapaire "half-pike." Kind of soldier prominent in the war of 1688-92.

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