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- n. Plural form of bandog.
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Within the Pale, the exceedingly corrupt administration of recent years was overhauled by Sir Nicholas Arnold; who was no respecter of persons, but outside the Pale regarded the Irish -- in his own words -- as so many "bears and bandogs" who were best employed in ravaging and cutting each other's throats.
"The bandogs bayed and howled," as they did round the secret bower of the
With such bandogs to lie in wait for trespassers, should he not be grateful?
They pray us that it would please us to let them still haul us and wrong us with their bandogs and pursuivants; and that it would please the Parliament that they may yet have the whipping, fleecing, and flaying of us in their diabolical courts, to tear the flesh from our bones, and into our wide wounds, instead of balm, to pour in the oil of tartar, vitriol, and mercury.
“On the next Thursday I exhort the family, and will, with God’s blessing, so wrestle with the demon of wrath and violence, which hath entered into my little flock, that I trust to hound the wolf out of the fold, as if he were chased away with bandogs.”
"'Sufferin' cats! 'says I.' Then is every play I make -- henceforth and forever, amen -- to be gaumed up by a mess of hirelin 'bandogs? Persecutin'