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scallawag

[skal-uh-wag] /ˈskæl əˌwæg/
noun, Chiefly British.
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  • I never did see a feller who looked more like a scallawag than him.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • It was wonderful to her the thought of this—this “scallawag.”

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • Every white company has been disarmed and disbanded by our scallawag Governor.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • The morning brought dismay to the negro, the carpet-bagger, and the scallawag of Ulster.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • These Breeds and scallawag Indians were no less to him for their color, or their morals.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • Why not steal a march on that tin-horn gambler and scallawag.

    Port O' Gold

    Louis John Stellman
  • In our case we give any scallawag who comes across the water all the same privileges that we have made for ourselves.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • It ain't that play set him crazy to make Bell River with an outfit to lick a bunch of scallawag neches.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • What cleverness the mother and scallawag of an uncle had shown to have kept the child in ignorance all these years!

    The Carpet from Bagdad

    Harold MacGrath
  • She had almost forgotten her purpose so taken up was she in observing this “scallawag,” as Mrs. Ransford had called him.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum

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