from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The ways or habits of a vagabond; vagabondage.
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- noun Vagabondage.
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But there are others who have a kind of vagabondism in the blood; they are the persons intended by nature for emigrants and pioneers; and, if they take to the work of the ministry, they make the best missionaries.
The Life of St. Paul James Stalker 1887
Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land.
Such vagabondism and beauty in the figure before me!
Uncle Silas 2003
This may have been vagabondism, but it was profitable vagabondism to me.
As to his subsistence during these rambles, it would be very difficult to say how he managed that affair, at these, or indeed at any other times; and it may be that the prophetic limitation of a fast to forty days is now the urgent occasion of his return from vagabondism.
So we pass the days in a sort of luxurious vagabondism.
Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches George Paul Goff
This country must not be made the dumping-ground for foreign vagabondism.
They were ten days on the road, ten delightful days of irresponsible vagabondism.
Horses Nine Stories of Harness and Saddle Sewell Ford 1907
During these periods of vagabondism he would live on a mere nothing, sleeping in barns, or in the open air, and would faithfully bring back his gains to Uncle Moses.
The Drama Henry Brodribb Irving 1894
Page 285 vagabondism and parasitism in the world's economy, no amount of philanthropy and benevolent sentiment can win for us esteem: and if we contribute a positive value in those things the world prizes, no amount of negro-phobia can ultimately prevent its recognition.
A Voice From the South Anna Julia 1892