He loved people of doubtful occupations and shifty purposes; and his acquaintance among the riff-raff
that frequents the bars of London was enormous.
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.
It's his advice to the peasants and has the added benefit that if all the commoners stay in the UK, there's more space and fewer riff-raff
on Spanish beaches for the likes of David and his well-heeled chums.
The pro-government Sabah daily described a regulatory order against Boyner as "a warning to the riff-raff
Boyner from the stock exchange".
Her North Walian indifference to rugby football, the spinster cocking her nose at the religion of the riff-raff
probably also appealed to him, for the idea of a riff-raff
was always firmly implanted in his mind, especially where education was concerned.
I will be out with the riff-raff
on non-show courts" - John Inverdale, whose role as a BBC Wimbledon commentator has been revised.
The reason I wrote Riff-raff
was because I had such a positive reaction to Memoirs and people kept asking me what happened next.