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He generally sends out about twenty runts and roughs, and lets it go at that.

The roughs at the Beaver had tried the game of rioting with the wrong men.

Specially if you talks about paying them roughs out for shooting at us that day as they did.

Where the Roughs were we never knew, probably their officers did.

To the roughs he applied a fist—right and left—and two went down.

Both of the roughs were in rags and penniless, having lost what money they had had.

“We might get some help, and drive the roughs out,” suggested Jack.

The police were in charge, to keep off the roughs and the thieves.

Rowdyism is the state of being of New York roughs and loafers.

San Francisco is a hotbed of politicians and roughs of the baser sort.