Rascalism

Definitions

  • "'You young rascal!'"
    "'You young rascal!'"
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rascalism mean trickery or dishonesty: fraud: villainy: the rabble
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'" "'COME AND EXPLAIN YOURSELF, YOU RASCAL.'"

Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “I am bewitched with the rogue's company. If the rascal have not given me medicines to make me love him, I'll be hanged.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
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    “I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Next to the prosperity of a good person, I am best pleased with the confusion of a rascal.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. racaille, scum of the people, through Low L. forms from L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.

Usage

In literature:

I thought Maiden's Heart was one of the best of them, but he's a regular rascal.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
The old black rascal was not disappointed.
"The Tale of Timothy Turtle" by Arthur Scott Bailey
That rascal will shoot!
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
There are too many rascals in this locality.
"The Young Treasure Hunter" by Frank V. Webster
Now, Henderson, true and trusty comrade, let us make a stand here and, shoulder to shoulder, show these rascals how Englishmen can fight.
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
You see how it is, gentlemen; he is a thorough young rascal!
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
He has managed to hand them over to these rascals.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Hand me back that bottle, you rascal.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
He had become a Shoshone, in all except ferocity; he heartily despised the rascally Crows.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
Come here you lazy rascals and take the mules.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
You drunken rascal, I'll report you as soon as we get on board.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
I thought we were going to try to catch the rascals without letting any money change hands.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Perhaps, if Mr. Bradner had known just the extent of the rascality of his agent, he might not have sent Roy to investigate.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
It certainly is a rascally piece of business, and the fellows who did it ought to be strung up.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
You fellows followed the rascals to Cave Island, didn't you?
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Then we'll make a detour and lie in wait for the rascal and try to take him by surprise.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Now," says he, "is Nicholas Top a rascal?
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
Bring me the news; I shall know how to keep my rascals in hand.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
I suppose the rascal would not prowl about here without his orders.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
I just saw that rascal, Ward Porton!
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
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In poetry:

The dusty rascal saw the trail;
He never saw it plainer;
The reason why he came to fail
Will take a shrewd explainer.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
"You rascal lords, you dogs of Wales,
Will none for Edward cheer?
To serve my needs and chant my deeds
Then let a bard appear!"
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
I never thought my twenty pounds
Some rascal knave would dare to steal;
I gayly passed the Belgic bounds
At Quievrain, twenty miles from Lille.
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray
you eat,
But here you may come, and no tax we require,
You may loudly condemn what you greatly admire;
You may growl at our wishes and pains to excel,
And may snarl at the rascals who please you so
"The Borough. Letter XI: Inns" by George Crabbe
Then mayst thou joy and be right glad,
Although in woe I seem to moan,
Thy father is no rascal lad,
A noble youth of blood and bone;
His glancing looks, if he once smile, Right honest women may beguile.
"A Sweet Lullaby" by Nicholas Breton
We know what rascal might has defiled,
The lofty innocence that it has slain,
Were we not born in the peasant's cot
Where men forgive if the belly gain?
More dread the life that we live,
How can the mind forgive?
"Three Marching Songs" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Rascal Flatts Surprise Invitation to Join The Grand Ole Opry.
Rascal Flatts Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
KNUE and Taste of Country are teaming up to give you the chance to see and meet the boys if Rascal Flatts at their concert in Florida.
Though Rascal Flatts member Joe Don Rooney has seen tremendous success as part of Rascal Flatts, proven by fact that the trio recently earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his priority remains his family.
Rascal Flatts puts on superb night of country at Van Andel.
Rascal Flatts Reveal That They Almost Broke Up.
Rascal Flatts Stun CMA Music Festival With 'Come Wake Me Up' Performance.
Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox Loves Having Daughters… Even if They Grow Up Too Fast.
Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney Talks Leadership of the Country and in His Home.
Country superstars Rascal Flatts are coming to the Magic City.
102.7 KORD welcomes Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry to the Spokane Arena, Thursday, January 24, 2013.
When it came time to film the music video for "Come Wake Me Up," Rascal Flatts decided to tap into a dramatic storyline that centered on Joe Don Rooney and his wife Tiffany Fallon in starring roles.
A woman in a rascal scooter attempted to ride her mobile device up an escalator at Boston's public transportation building, but as you will see, this ride was not so smooth.
Norman "Chubby" Chaney of the Little Rascals was born and raised in Baltimore.
Look What Rascal Flatts Did.
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In science:

Rascal: Calculation of graph similarity using maximum common edge subgraphs.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
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