Schelm

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Schelm skelm (Scot.) a rascal
    • Schelm Also Schel′lum, Shelm, Skel′lum
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Usage

In literature:

What have you done to the poor man, you Schelm?
"Under the Storm" by Charlotte M. Yonge
In ihrem Schosse wird kein Schelm, Kein Toelpel deine Ruhe stoeren.
"Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry" by Wilhelm Alfred Braun
He had "schelm" writ large all over his yellow personality, they declared.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
And, by the way, I think old Greenway was wrong in saying, `Beware the schelm Bushmen.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
He is maar so schelm.
"Outa Karel's Stories" by Sanni Metelerkamp
Thieves and schelms, only desiring to rob of his all the white man who ventures into their country.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
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In poetry:

So weit sich laesst die Welt durchwandern,
Klagt ein verlarvter Schelm dem andern
Die selbstverschuldte Seltenheit
Der nie geuebten Redlichkeit.
"Die Redlichkeit" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing