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scallywag

(after the US Civil War) a White Southerner who supported the Republican Party and its policy of Black emancipation. Scallywags were viewed as traitors by their fellow Southerners
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The war has now ended, the carpetbaggers (a potent visual image for the first Southern audience) are swarming in, scalawags abound, and Mammy delouses the returning soldiers including not only Frank Kennedy (who at the Wilkes's barbecue Scarlett called `an old maid in breeches') but eventually even Ashley.
Under the tutelage of the great pirate captain Austin, the campers learn about "pirattitude" and dance the scalawag to a Garage Band soundtrack.
Other fantasy favorites were "Pirates of the Caribbean" scalawag Johnny Depp and Catherine Zeta-Jones, star of the recent hit, "Intolerable Cruelty.
Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense, Die Hard), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl," 500 Days of Summer), Scott Caan ("Hawaii 5-0," Ocean's Eleven), Danny McBride (This Is the End, Pineapple Express), Leem Lubany (Omar, From A to B) and Arian Moayed (Rosewater, Broadway's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") provide support for Murray's Richie, a notable addition to the actor's rogue's gallery of lovable scalawags.
A decade of harsh and controversial post-war federal "Reconstruction" policies birthed financial overspeculation in the railroad industry, carpetbaggers, scalawags, robber barons, the Black Friday Stock Market Crash, the most corrupt presidential administration in U.
Which leaves Tinker Bell at the mercy of Skull Rock's scalawags in a Peter Pan prequel.
I so enjoyed Albert Southwick's latest column, "Yes, But they're our scalawags,'' (Nov.
A representative from the KKK sent a letter to board members arguing against the change and writing that the Klan was originally needed to protect "defenseless southerners" from "Yankee carpet baggers, scalawags, and many bestial blacks and other criminal elements out for revenge or just taking part in criminal mischief.
Explaining the wide coverage of her radio programme with Glenfonea, Regondala said they would report on "all illegal activities [of] police scalawags, unscrupulous government officials".
Only he was too dense to figure out that the dollar is the US Mafia's mealticket, the main way that shifty banksters and corporate scalawags extort tribute from the poorest people on earth.
Bishops, beginning with Joseph Cretin in 1851, had to deal not only with severely limited resources but also with exasperating clerical scalawags, misfit vagi prone to troubles with alcohol and women whose stories make lively if sometimes painful reading.
Van Dyke nailed more than a few of the scalawags and scams in Pirates.