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  • n. Plural form of cad.


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  • 'I'm sure some that he calls cads are as good fellows as any going.'

    The Pillars of the House, V1

  • Ford’s cliché only works if you reverse the genders and then we’re in cads and dads territory.

    Matthew Yglesias » Hedge Fund Hotties

  • He's discovered why 'cads' seem to pull what one rather uncouth friend of mine refers to as 'Top Totty'.

    Training my Eyebrows

  • Their con ductors, or "cads", had a reputation for violence and obscenity which lingers in the word to this day.

    Royal Flash

  • If you follow one of those gentle "cads," however, at the close of an evening, he may be seen, cue in hand, earnestly engaged at the billiard table.

    Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches

  • But the conquerors stamp themselves for ever and for ever among Nature's "cads" nevertheless.

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • The ladies, descending from the carriages, swept up and down on the green course that was so free from "cads" and "legs"; their magnificent skirts trailing along without the risk of a grain of dust; their costly laces side by side with the Austrian uniforms of the military men from

    Under Two Flags

  • It was true that the boys looked upon these two, and upon the young sporting farmers who sometimes dropped in, and boasted of poaching, and horse-cheating exploits in a spirit of emulation, as "cads," who had a different code from their own; but it is very difficult to associate with persons of any station in life who think it clever to defraud others, and consider impunity as the only test of right or wrong, and to laugh at their dishonourable tricks, without blunting our own moral sense.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys

  • "cads," and at other times indulging in practical jokes of all kinds, to the annoyance of some passers-by and the injury of others.

    My Friend Smith A Story of School and City Life

  • Frauds, cads and crooks deserve more than disapproval.

    Kathleen Reardon: Are We as a Culture on a Mean Streak? Do We Reason Just To Win?


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