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stick-at-nothing

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  • I could see, of course, that J.B. was just the man for the task in hand - if anyone could bring Elspeth off, more or less undamaged, it was probably he, for he seemed to be the same kind of desperate, stick-at-nothing adventurer I'd known in Afghanistan - wild men like Georgie Broadfoot and Sekundar Burnes.

    Flashman's Lady

  • 'Here's a new brother, regularly put down in black and white by Muster Gashford; a credit to the cause; one of the stick-at-nothing sort; one arter my own heart.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Even such stick-at-nothing enthusiasts as Parson, Bosher, and Co., couldn't make a case of it, and were forced to admit with deep mortification that the glory had departed from Parrett's, at any rate for a season.

    The Willoughby Captains

  • 'Here's a new brother, regularly put down in black and white by Muster Gashford; a credit to the cause; one of the stick-at-nothing sort; one arter my own heart.

    Barnaby Rudge: a tale of the Riots of 'eighty

  • -- the small head, the [_here is drawn a long narrow eye_] long Eye, -- that sort of peering curve, the wicked Italian mischief! the stick-at-nothing, Herodias'-daughter kind of grace.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • "stick-at-nothing" spirit, he felt constrained to obey, but did so, nevertheless, with an air of defiant ferocity which relieved his feelings to some extent.

    The Middy and the Moors An Algerine Story

  • Not only a gang, but a desperate gang, a dangerous, stick-at-nothing gang. "

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • He was seen hanging about this part of the world for years, spying into everybody's business: but I am the only one who has seen through him from the first -- contemptible, double-faced, stick-at-nothing, dangerous fellow. "

    Victory

  • "Here's a new brother, regularly put down in black and white by Muster Gashford; a credit to the cause; one of the stick-at-nothing sort; one arter my own heart.

    Barnaby Rudge

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