- n. Plural form of scalawag.
“Now, the scalawags were the Southerners, who supported the Union in the Civil War.”
“Yet in spite of her disapproval, Debbie gave the young "scalawags" the best breakfast she could make, and from the way the young "scalawags" did justice to it, one might have thought they did not expect to get any more to eat for a week at least.”
“The few southern gentlemen who did affiliate with the Negroes were dubbed "scalawags" by their former friends and cast out of southern society.”
“The corruption resulted largely from the work of the interlopers from the North and the "scalawags," using the”
“States, and denunciations of the "scalawags" who, he said, "were the pests of the reconstructed States of the South.”
“Completely disguised by masks and outlandish dresses, the members rode at night, and whipped, maimed, and even murdered the objects of their wrath, who were either negroes who had become local political leaders, or carpetbaggers, or "scalawags," as the Southern whites who supported the negro cause were called. \% 501.”
“scalawags" in these states outnumber the party in”
“I don't know what kind of scalawags we're up against, but we've got to be mighty careful. ”
“You mean when you made me ride without stopping for a day and a half, and you left me under a tree at the mercy of whatever scalawags came by?”
“Generally the Founding Fathers are exempt from such derision, making it tempting to believe that America's first politicians were of a more pristine character than our present-day scalawags.”
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