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  • Save for a belated roysterer singing on his way homeward, and one or two nightbirds on the street below whose footfalls sounded fitfully, no whisper broke on the eerie night.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • Fortnoye is a roysterer, latterly occupied in extending the connection of a champagne-house at Épernay.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • It was not unusual in a land where hooch was cheap and stimulating and every drunken roysterer celebrated in the saddle, but there was an ominous, tragic suggestion in the irregularity of the hoof-beats as of an exhausted, failing beast urged on by grim and vital need.

    The Fifth Ace

  • Mr. Kettridge, his eyes big with unconcealed wonder as he looked at the odd coin, was eager to accost Harry King at once and demand to know whence the roysterer had obtained it.

    The Diamond Cross Mystery Being a Somewhat Different Detective Story

  • Holmes said little more, but the picture of the old roysterer seemed to have a fascination for him, and his eyes were continu - ally fixed upon it during supper.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Holmes said little more, but the picture of the old roysterer seemed to have a fascination for him, and his eyes were continually fixed upon it during supper.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • A drunken roysterer reels from a tavern-door, his footfall echoing noisily along the pavement, but quickly he sways round a corner; and the silence, more impressive for the interruption, returns.

    The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia

  • She was kept very busy, and, though once or twice a tipsy roysterer ventured on some rough pleasantry, I noticed with returning satisfaction that most of the big, bearded miners treated her with chivalrous respect.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • Richard hastened to make himself known to this turbulent roysterer, who straightway forgot his grievance to take Westmacott affectionately by the hand and overwhelm him with apologies.

    Mistress Wilding

  • He found just such a man as he had pictured -- a lightly-loving, pleasure-taking roysterer, with never a thought beyond the amusement which the hour afforded him.

    Saint Martin's Summer

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