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  • noun Plural form of knockabout.

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Examples

  • They can include the science-fiction thrillers—more fiction than science—of Kumar, the romances of Ramani Chandran, the detective knockabouts of Pattukottai Prabhakar and Suba, the religious tales of Indira Soundara Rajan and the social dramas of Pushpa Thangadorai.

    Rajesh Kumar: Man of (more than) a thousand novels

  • They can include the science-fiction thrillers—more fiction than science—of Kumar, the romances of Ramani Chandran, the detective knockabouts of Pattukottai Prabhakar and Suba, the religious tales of Indira Soundara Rajan and the social dramas of Pushpa Thangadorai.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Whin cliver, edjucated knockabouts like Gully du go bad; begob, they make th 'very wurrst kind av criminals.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • "Fate's irony!" he himself would sometimes say inwardly, with a sidelong glance at Albert, preoccupied with knockabouts or trained dogs.

    On the Stairs

  • 'Varsity days, they had shared each other's joys and sorrows, and, generally, had made Damon and Pythias look like a pair of cross-talk knockabouts at one of the rowdier music-halls.

    Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

  • Freshly painted dories were slipped into the water; newly rigged yawls and knockabouts were anchored in the bay; the float was equipped with renovated bumpers, and a general air of anticipation pervaded the community.

    Walter and the Wireless

  • There were tennis tournaments, golf matches, swimming races, regattas when small fleets of knockabouts maneuvered in the bay.

    Walter and the Wireless

  • The old combination of knockabouts or of swell and clown has for the most part disappeared; the Poluskis, The Terry Twins, and Dale and O'Malley are perhaps the last survivors.

    Nights in London

  • These vulgar knockabouts have, at least, got hold of a social shade and real mental distinction, though they can only express it clumsily.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • We'd had a couple of knockabouts to help with the cooking and stockyard work.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

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