Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as canaille, 3.

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Examples

  • I had a letter from him this morning condemning me in the rudest terms for our triumph over the Filippeschi canaglia yesterday in the Piazza San Giovenale.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

  • "They are canaglia," said Pasqualino, with the profound contempt of the

    A Spirit in Prison

  • The indignation here is great against 'questa canaglia di Germania.'

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • "Such canaglia are not fit to have their liberty, and I would lock them all up in prison."

    The Eternal City

  • Sedley had stood naked in a drunken frolic; and at the King's Head, over against the Inner Temple Gate, Shaftesbury and his friends laid their plots, coming out afterwards on the double balcony in front, as North describes them, "with hats and no peruques, pipes in their mouths, merry faces and dilated throats, for vocal encouragement of the canaglia below."

    Royalty Restored

  • '_Tartaglia -- canaglia_!' the old man hissed at it.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Fottetevi tutti voi bastardi venduti ladri della S. I.A.E e complici di questo sistema di sfruttatori e papponi che lucrano sul lavoro altrui a causa di leggi canaglia e fasciste facendo pagare prezzi esorbitanti per prodotti spesso miserabili.

    The Pirate Bay - Blog

  • "Now that canaglia Marco would surely love to finish us by killing Vittorio and me.

    The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

  • The house was double balconied in front, as may yet be seen, for the clubbers to issue forth in fresco, with hats and no perukes, pipes in their mouths, merry faces, and dilated throats for vocal encouragement of the canaglia below on usual and unusual occasions.”

    Peveril of the Peak

  • The house was double balconied in front, as may yet be seen, for the clubbers to issue forth/in fresco/, with hats and no perukes, pipes in their mouths, merry faces, and dilated throats for vocal encouragement of the canaglia below on usual and unusual occasions. "

    Peveril of the Peak

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