Origin of rough-and-tumble
Examples from the Web for rough-and-tumble
His youngest son, Orange Scott, was a rough-and-tumble trickster and a terrible tease.
Mandelbaum began her climb to the top of the crime world as a peddler on the rough-and-tumble, bustling streets of New York City.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In that rough-and-tumble era, wire cages surrounded many basketball courts to protect spectators from the players, and visa versa.
For many fans, her hardscrabble youth and rough-and-tumble style were viewed as endearing strengths.ESPN’s ‘The Price of Gold’ Revisits the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Scandal|Amy Zimmerman|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While at the Tribune, Axelrod rose to city hall bureau chief, covering the rough-and-tumble politics of the Windy City.From Rick Stengel to David Axelrod, All of the President’s Journalists|Ben Jacobs|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Id hate to meet any one of you in a rough-and-tumble fight, he said.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
It isn't a bad game for a chap that can ride and track, and likes a bit of rough-and-tumble now and then.'Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
This Bandy Walker was a gunman and a rough-and-tumble fighter.The Fighting Edge|William MacLeod Raine
Maybe it was more practical than rough-and-tumble individualism.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
If they did make an assault, we had bayonets, and they had not, and we could sell our lives very dearly in a rough-and-tumble.The Defence of Duffer's Drift|Ernest Dunlop Swinton