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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Rascal-like mean: vile: base
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. racaille, scum of the people, through Low L. forms from L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.


In literature:

Zen zat gentleman he pays to me his compliment like one grand rascal.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
I'd like to lay my hands on the young rascal.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
I'd like yuh to know he ain't a wuthless little rascal, dat chile.
"The Chums of Scranton High" by Donald Ferguson
He couldn't bear the thought of leaving even a rascal like Peter Mink wounded and alone.
"The Tale of Major Monkey" by Arthur Scott Bailey
I will give it to you, and others like it, if you will tell me why Sefton is a rascal, and how you happen to be connected with him.
"Continental Monthly, Vol I, Issue I, January 1862" by Various
You lazy rascal, you slept like a pig all night, while I have been baling the boat and looking out for you.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty
I don't like to have you go back among those rascals.
"Rita" by Laura E. Richards
Witness his tirades against Americans, calling us Rascals, Robbers, Pirates, and saying he would like to burn us!
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
Like poor petty Rascals, might hang, hang; Like poor petty Rascals, might hang.
"The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay
But how on earth has he contrived to deck out all his gang of rascals in the likeness of soldiers?
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
More than likely those rascals didn't tell him.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
Rascal asked clergyman's name; got it; told him he could prosecute if he liked.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
You have, if I may say so, a rascal's face; and I can tell you I don't like it.
"Turandot, Princess of China" by Karl Gustav Vollmöller
And that's the tale; and who be that curious old rascal I'd much like to know.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
With a fellow like that, a diabolical rascal with a diabolical gift for impersonation, one can't be too careful.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
I don't want to lose my boat while I'm below with a rascal like you.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
So you may imagine I am not likely to have any warm feeling for the rascal's son.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
I should like to see these rascals well punished.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
You're much too good a lad to be in the pay of an old rascal like Deaves.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
To such rascals we must oppose men of talent and scholarship like the great Camden.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury

In poetry:

My lord 'por Baco!'
(That 's the god I like to swear by,
Jolly god of all good rascals)
May I ask you what 's the secret?
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

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Several Big Machine Label Group Artists like Rascal Flatts, Edens Edge and Eli Young Band are teaming up with General Mills this summer to help in the fight against hunger.
Missing 13 year old Mountain View Cur/Golden Retriever mix (he looks like a slim rottweiler) named Rascal .
That's right, Alfalfa, Spanky, Buckwheat, Darla and the rest of the gang will be coming back together for Universal Pictures reboot of 'The Little Rascals,' and it looks like they've found the director to run this project.
On what other singing contest are you likely to hear songs by artists as diverse as Whitesnake, Rascal Flatts, Katrina and the Waves and Avril Lavigne.
Best vacation ever OK, Rascal Flatts make "Dancing on the Ceiling" feel strained, and Jimmy Buffett doesn't sound like he really wants to "fiesta forever".
How would you like member of the group Rascal Flatts to serve you dinner.