rascaille

rascaille

(rɑːˈskaɪ)
n
another word for rascal
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See yon tall man in the black mail, who is busied marshalling the farther troop of the rascaille yeomen by Saint Dennis, I hold him to be the same whom we called Le Noir Faineant, who overthrew thee, Front-de-B uf, in the lists at Ashby.''
1786) versus a belittling view of it as mere 'false worldes brotelnesse' (1832); (3) a view which values literary achievement and reverently kisses the steps of classical authors (1791-2) versus an attitude which sees old Troy as a world of 'payens corsed olde rites' (1849) and its greatest gods as 'swich rascaille' (1853); (4) a view which esteems Troilus's love so highly it is worth Five Books versus the question, compared with the love of Christ, 'What nedeth feynede loves for to seke?' (1848), where 'feynede' has the senses s.v.