Thesaurus / roughs
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Some of the men were roughs who had come out to amuse themselves.

My Own StoryEmmeline Pankhurst

Perhaps he has just heard that the sitting of the senate on the 25th of January had been interrupted by Clodius's roughs.

The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1Marcus Tullius Cicero

The roughs of New York know that they are no match for such an army as this, and they are influenced greatly by this knowledge.

In its crude state he roughs it, and sweats it, puts it through—without a gin to give it market value!

There are more roughs in Baltimore than elsewhere, and the roughs there are rougher.

We could have them try to stop the pursuers but get worsted in the encounter, and the roughs could keep right on after the girls.

A dozen roughs, henchmen of Kinnucan, who were in the saloon at the time, came to the saloonkeeper's rescue.

And what was the meaning of that long line of roughs, stretching far out from the third-class ticket office?

Spanish Highways and BywaysKatharine Lee Bates

Then Tom and Harry wheeled like a flash, eyeing the idlers and roughs sternly.

Roughs, thieves, fallen women, and even little children throng them.