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" ... warm the phrase is their own favourite and they subsist like odious reptiles, fed from mysterious sources. Go to any suburban race meeting (I don't care which you pick) and you will fancy that Hell's tatterdemalions have got holiday. Whatsoever... "
Easy Money: Being the Experiences of a Reformed Gambler - Page 102
1911 - 328 pages
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 55

Literature - 1889
...Hell's tatterdemalions have got holiday. Whatsoever things are vile, whatsoever things are roguish, bestial, abominable, belong to the race-course loafers. To call them thieves is to natter them, for their impudent knavery transcends mere thieving ; they have not a virtue ; they are...
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The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: Sport and money, Volume 4

Martin Polley - Sports & Recreation - 2004 - 512 pages
...Hell's tatterdemalions have got holiday. Whatsoever things are vile, whatsoever things are roguish, bestial, abominable, belong to the race-course loafers....fraud, bestiality, and theft on the fringe of the race-course. Then comes the next line of predatory animals who suck the blood of the dupes. If you...
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