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  • Since I wasn't much of a ballplayer or rough-houser, my first few weeks were mostly spent getting beaten-up.

    David Dean Bottrell: Kings and Angels

  • As a longtime renter and sometime share-houser, I sympathise with your home woes.

    Score One for the Good Guys

  •         To be near each savage houser that a surly fury provokes,

    Poems and Fragments

  • "Oh, Worcester!" began Rogers, tremulously, "we've come to tell you that it was we who lost Biffen's the houser."

    Acton's Feud A Public School Story

  • To be near each savage houser that a surly fury provokes,

    The Poems and Fragments of Catullus

  • Course, he answers to others, too; such as Old Scout, and Snoodlekins, and young Rough-houser.

    Torchy As A Pa

  • "Huh! I'll bet it's been fifty-fifty, you young rough-houser," I'll say.

    Torchy As A Pa

  • Come there, you young rough-houser, lay off that grouchy stuff and speak some kind words to your daddy.

    The House of Torchy

  • Calling the child an 'old scout, 'a' young rough-houser '!

    The House of Torchy

  • Give me my choice between assaulting a large, loudmouthed rough-houser and an inoffensive stranger with blue eyes sitting quietly in a corner, and you will see something doing in the corner every time.

    Sixes and Sevens

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