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  • To conclude, the obscure, and for the most part blackguard company, which he ordinarily frequented in his debauches, and which he did not scruple publicly to call his roues, drove away all decent people, and did him infinite harm.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • He added, that soon after I had quitted M. le Duc d'Orleans, whilst he was walking at Montmartre ma garden with his 'roues' and his harlots, some letters had been brought to him by a post-office clerk, to whom he had spoken in private; that afterwards he, Biron, had been called by the

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Berry, nor his 'roues', could ever draw anything from him, even when drunk, concerning the affairs of the government, however important.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Accustomed to listen to journalists, who guess at most things, putting two and two together, to writers, who foresee and tell all that they see; accustomed also to the ways of certain political personages, who watched one another in her house, and profited by all admissions, Florine presented in her own person a mixture of devil and angel, which made her peculiarly fitted to receive these roues.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • The “rat” — a slang word that has become old-fashioned — was a girl of ten or twelve in the chorus of some theatre, more particularly at the opera, who was trained by young roues to vice and infamy.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • We shall want, we young roues, a faithful friend on whom to count, if only to compromise him and make him a scape-goat, or send him to die like a common soldier to save his general.

    A Marriage Contract

  • The practical philosophy of the indefatigable roues sums itself up in this sentence uttered by Trimalchio.

    Satyricon

  • Ça m'énerve surtout quand en l'occurence la technologie vient nous mettre des bâtons dans les roues.

    The Aggregator Lag — Climb to the Stars

  • Are not youth and innocence (I give Miss Ethel the compliment of her innocence, now surtout that the little painter is dismissed) — are we not cast into the arms of jaded roues?

    The Newcomes

  • He hunts in Leicestershire, where great men mount him; he is a prodigious favorite behind the scenes at the theatres; you may get glimpses of him at Richmond, with all sorts of pink bonnets; and he is the sworn friend of half the most famous roues about town, such as Old Methuselah, Lord Billygoat, Lord

    Mrs. Perkins's Ball

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