The spirit of the rapparee is still abroad—though we fear there is little of the Tory left about it.
This seemed precisely the arrangement which the rapparee and his men had contemplated.
In the meantime the sheriff had recognized the rapparee, by a single glance, as the man that had robbed him.
"Well, now, suppose I should make the trial," said the rapparee.
The reader will please not confound the terms "tory" and "rapparee."
It soon became evident that the rapparee and his party had taken the alarm.
The English complained that it was no easy matter to catch a rapparee.
"Don't let the sight of me frighten you, sir," said the rapparee.
"Here it is," replied the rapparee, pulling out a rag in which were the precise number of guineas mentioned.
She then looked cautiously about her, and added, "Fergus, the rapparee!"
"Irish freebooter," 1680s, originally "pikeman," from Irish rapairidhe, plural of rapaire "half-pike." Kind of soldier prominent in the war of 1688-92.