He loved people of doubtful occupations and shifty purposes; and his acquaintance among the riff-raff
that frequents the bars of London was enormous.
As to you, prince, are you not ashamed?--I repeat, are you not ashamed, to mix with such riff-raff? I will never forgive you!"
Drawn up haughtily, with her head held high, she gazed at the "riff-raff," with scornful curiosity.
She arranged her cloak with hands that trembled with anger as she waited for the "riff-raff "to go.
"Ye can apollygise to riff-raff
of the streets for settin' yer unhandy feet on the tails of their frocks, but ye'd walk on the neck of yer wife the length of a clothes-line without so much as a 'Kiss me fut,' and I'm sure it's that long from rubberin' out the windy for ye and the victuals cold such as there's money to buy after drinkin' up yer wages at Gallegher's every Saturday evenin', and the gas man here twice to-day for his."
I am a bit of dirty riff-raff
, and a genuine scrap of tag, rag, and bobtail.'
"Don't take the throwing out of the Bill so much to heart, Brooke; you've got all the riff-raff
of the country on your side."
A peculiar circumstance attracted his attention: there seemed to be some kind of festivity going on, there were crowds of gaily dressed townspeople, peasant women, their husbands, and riff-raff
of all sorts, all singing and all more or less drunk.
"The Hobo, my dear fellow, is the name for that particular place of detention in city and county jails wherein are assembled tramps, drunks, beggars, and the riff-raff
of petty offenders.
So long as this 'ouse is known indefinite as Billickin's, and so long as it is a doubt with the riff-raff
where Billickin may be hidin', near the street-door or down the airy, and what his weight and size, so long I feel safe.
However, I must take issue with Mike's reference to 'riff-raff
' shops in Erdington High Street!
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Taxicab 9 Prime 10 Ruche 11 Non-stop 12 Lot 13 Riff-raff
16 Products 17 Aid 19 Rebecca 21 Horse 22 Swell 23 Yearned.