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  • noun Plural form of rapparee.

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Examples

  • All over the north, the Protestants were banding themselves in arms; and, under the excuse of some outrages, committed by a few isolated parties of peasants known as rapparees, were everywhere harrying the Catholics, carrying fire and sword into quiet villages, burning, slaying, and carrying off their grain and cattle.

    Orange and Green A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick

  • The university is closed now, of course, thanks to these French rapparees—saving your presence, Father Théodore.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • The university is closed now, of course, thanks to these French rapparees—saving your presence, Father Théodore.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • The university is closed now, of course, thanks to these French rapparees—saving your presence, Father Théodore.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • An ancient saint referred to Cratloe as "a pleasant seclusion from sin"; but in later times it became a haunt of rapparees, and its thick foliage provided what Spenser would call "a meet house for rebels."

    The Sunny Side of Ireland How to see it by the Great Southern and Western Railway

  • "And her to come of decent folk down there by Killibegs," he exclaimed in opening the matter; "no rapparees out of Connemara -- but O'Neil's blood to a man, both Bridget and all her kindred before her!"

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • The rapparees had carried off many of the chargers of the English cavalry, by stratagem, and it was a common practice of the Danish and other foreign troops to sell their horses to the Irish, at the outposts, and pretend that they were stolen.

    Orange and Green A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick

  • I have strong reason to believe that it is likely one of the bands of rapparees will make an attack on

    Orange and Green A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick

  • "But we have heard of no rapparees in this neighbourhood, Walter," she said.

    Orange and Green A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick

  • At one time, one comes upon a ruined village, burned by the midnight ruffians who call themselves rapparees, and who are a disgrace to our cause.

    Orange and Green A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick

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