from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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The town was quiet, the traffic of the street was done, the raggabash of the Sultan's following had slunk away ashamed or lain down to rest.
At that the raggabash who had been clinking glasses pretended to be mightily offended in their dignity.
They were a various and motley company of the riff-raff and raggabash of the island, -- young and elderly, silent and glib -- rough as a pigskin, and smooth as their sleeves at the elbow; with just one feature common to the whole pack of pick-thanks, and that was a look of shallow cunning.
He brought his raggabash here, and now the rascal has the upper hand -- that's plain to see. "
"If it is conceivable," said counsel, "that in any question of personal identity the court will accept the evidence of all the tinkers and tailors, the riff-raff, the raggabash of the country-side, and reject that of the wife of the man whose estate is in question, perhaps it will be allowed that there are three persons who are essential to this examination -- the brother of Paul Ritson, the defendant who claims to be