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As a boy, he admired the hoodlums and ruffians he saw on the streets.
Of course I had to satisfy the ruffian's insolent demands, but I did so under protest.
The ruffian released him at last, and, leaping to his feet, was gone before Rabecque could rise.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Up the slope they dashed, and past the place where Matt and Clip had had their encounter with Jem and the other ruffian.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
It was hard work to keep his hands off the ruffian who was one of the main causes of the trouble.
At length one bold ruffian came near her, but was struck dead at her feet by a thunderbolt.
I rose and slapped the ruffian on the shoulder in a way that would have knocked an ordinary man down.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
I judged that the ruffian had friends among the guests, but when I turned to keep an eye on them the room was clear.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
His niece threw herself on the neck of one of them and begged for mercy; the ruffian dashed her to the ground.
Sammy did not know what the bond between her father and the big ruffian was, but she knew that it was not a light one.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT

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