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Ruffianism

Brown shirts
(S.A.) Nazi militia who terrorized citizens. [Germ. Hist.: WB, H:238]
droogs
Alex’s rough and tough band of hooligans. [Br. Lit.: A Clockwork Orange]
Hawkubites
London toughs; terrorized old men, women, and children (1711-1714). [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 406]
Jackmen
medieval para-military thugs. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 463]
Jets and Sharks
hostile street gangs. [Am. Lit. and Cinema: West Side Story]
Mohocks
bullies terrorizing London streets in 18th century. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 720]
Scowerers
London hooligans, at turn of the 18th century. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 972]
Tityre Tus
young bullies in late 17th-century London. [Br. Hist: Brewer Dictionary, 1087]
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On second thought, the situation could be different in Coco's case, because his good cop character dies on the series' first week, so the ruffian twin's objective is to pass completely for his dead sibling-which minimizes opportunities for the actor to play both brothers, in comparative contrast (except for flashbacks).
In his recent statement issued from Medina Munawara, declaring the assault and injury of police personnel by PAT (Pakistani Awami Tehrik) activists and supporters as a condemnable act, he has said that PAT was also full of likes of Lahori ruffian and police tout, Gullo Butt.
Birchbox has partnered with fashion label Ruffian to launch the first Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection.
The armed incident that took place on July 17 in Ala-Buka district of Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan was called by Uzbekistan "armed ruffian attack of Kyrgyz border guards," the press office of the Border Troops of Kyrgyzstan said.
Big screen starlet Charlotte (Keira Knightley) wants to get away from the paparazzi so she rents a mansion in Holland Park in London, then hires south London ruffian Mitchell (Colin Farrell) as her bodyguard.
It's a comic tour de force as Falstaff and his ruffian friends seek to outwit Master Ford and seduce the respectable women who run his household.
His early-1950s automatist "Blind Paintings" (executed with eyes closed) and "atomizations" (particulate, textured woven tableaux) segued into ruffian "overpaintings" that defaced extant images (including selfportraits) into monochromes, affirming his bravura hand while obliterating his person.
His latest offering, Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian, has no particular geographical location, since its main theme of urban loneliness is universal.
Stardom Bound had just won her fifth consecutive Grade I stakes, something not even the great Ruffian accomplished.
Jim Bowie had the reputation of being something of a ruffian and a roustabout.
Could a scruffy ruffian and a princely figure represent one and the same Buddhist being?
Sure, but that was before he teamed up with the sex crazed, foul-mouthed, hypoglycaemic ruffian Reza, whose obscene mistranslations don't exactly smooth Roberts' path.