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Myles, a ruffianly muffler wound about his neck, was backing down the corridor, lighting up a fag.
The play is occasionally muddled and stylistically obscure with a touch of Hamlet about it in terms of its rabid, ruffianly discontent with the world.
Overall though, the contemporary assessment of the British Commissary in the Peninsular War is correct that `at bottom the much-maligned commissaries, and their motley band of ill-paid and sometimes ruffianly muleteers and wagoners' did a reliable job and managed to get the supplies `through a thousand difficulties' and to their proper destination.