To Glasgow's disadvantage, such remarks about "ruffianism
" fueled her anti-modern apologists, many of whom, ironically, "denounc[ed] modern life in the name of values that modernity itself ha[d] created" (Berman, p.
The compadritos performed ruffianism
either as low-class picaresque characters placed in the tenement houses or dressed in tail coats, drinking champagne, in a cabaret.
Stars in heaven, there wasn't any ruffianism
that sergeant wasn't up to.
at the racecourses was "very lucrative" and easy pickings pulled in more and more gangs.
This chilling evangelical work describes Derby Day as ``a seething mass of ruffianism
, in a stifling atmosphere, polluted by the smell of ale and the reeking breath of tipsy people'' - which goes to show that some things on Derby Day just don't change.
Some years before the war, baseball began to enjoy a renewal of interest after the arrival of the American League and a general cleaning-up of the game's image after the labor wars and ruffianism
of the 1890s.
Sears, for instance, warned his reader in the following terms: "Let him remember that the power which possesses the government with the spirit of ruffianism
is the same that spreads ruffianism
through the streets, the coffee-houses, the halls of legislation, and lets it run loose in the territories, drunk with whiskey and blood." Revolution or Reform: A Discourse Occasioned by the Present Crisis (Boston: Crosby, Nichols & Company, 1856), 16.
100 YEARS AGO: Another serious outbreak of ruffianism
occurred in the city on Saturday night as a result of which Police Constable Leach was badly injured after being brutally attacked by a gang of roughs in Great Lister Street.
This organised ruffianism
made it hard to deal with.