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  • Fuller, speaking of the swash-bucklers, or bullies, of Queen Elizabeth's time, says, 'West Smithfield was formerly called Ruffian's Hall, where such men usually met, casually or otherwise, to try masteries with sword or buckler.

    The Lady of the Lake

  • A splinter group of developers from RealTime Worlds the makers of the original Crackdown left to form their own group, called Ruffian Games, to continue work on the franchise.

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  • Fuller, speaking of the swash-bucklers, or bullies, of Queen Elizabeth’s time, says, ‘West Smithfield was formerly called Ruffian’s

    The Lady of the Lake

  • Smithfield -- still a waste field, full of puddles in wet weather, -- was in those days full of buckler duels, every Sunday and holiday in the dry season; and was called Ruffian's Rig, or some such name.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • The Ruffian was a "Win and You're In" challenge stakes, insuring Swift Temper a spot in the Breeders 'Cup Ladies' Classic on Nov. 6 at Santa Anita.

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  • A new division known as Ruffian Games was formed to handle the development of Crackdown 2.

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  • The game is being developed by a group of former Realtime Worlds team members who formed a company called Ruffian Games.

    Unscripted 360

  • "Ruffian," they called him, "assassin," "robber," and so forth, the innocuous amateur abuse of men who have learned their bad language from their newspapers.

    Those Who Smiled And Eleven Other Stories

  • Carbery in the breakfast-room, and naturally throwing his arm about her neck to kiss her, "Ruffian," a monster of a Newfoundland dog, singularly beautiful in his coloring, and almost as powerful as a leopard, flew at him vindictively as at a stranger committing an assault, and his mistress had great difficulty in calling him off.

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  • The grips are adaptations of ODI's classic 'Ruffian' pattern and come with special Gold and Black etched clamps.

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