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Scapegrace is distilled with these botanicals - cloves, angelica, orris and liquorice roots, orange and lemon peel, coriander, nutmeg, juniper, cardamom, cassia bark, cinnamon sticks and dried tangerine.
His mother insists on managing his career, embarrassing him further by appointing his crack-addled half-brother, scapegrace Dicky Eklund, to be his trainer.
Frederick, Baron Metzengerstein, a young scapegrace of Hungary known for his wanton cruelty, sets fire to the stables of his mortal enemy, the Count Berlifitzing, an avid horseman.
The fictional sentence ascribed to Xantippe in Gentleman's Magazine is as follows: "Look you, Daimonie, I keep your house, and I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour, dress meat and make the beds, and do all myself while you are for ever lounging and sauntering and talking with Glaucon and Critias, with that ruffian Thrasymachus, or that scapegrace Alcibiades, and never bring home so much as a single mina to me or your children" ("Character," 273).
Finally a telegram warns of the imminent delivery of the Wort papers, the Worteriana of his scapegrace brother Percy, for so long an embarrassment to the conventional and ambitious Thomas.
"Ulysses" holds both English and foreign poles of such careers in counterbalance: the stern but Ulyssean Raffles, the scapegrace but Telemachian Farquhar.
He admires Verlaine the poet, but having grown up constantly abandoned by his scapegrace father, Rimbaud must have subconsciously resented Verlaine for abandoning his infant son Georges.
He was a bit of a scapegrace. When he was boy he ran away from school; joined the army; and went out to the South frcan war.
In response to her own legal secretary who views the scapegoating of adulterous women in modern society in contrast to their scapegrace male counterparts as a fatalistic fact of life--"I don't make the rules," the worker observes--Amanda cannot be quite so cynical: "Sure you [make the rules], we all do."
(124) He was a top craftsman and an inveterate scapegrace.
His mother, Felecita Rachele Coen, was Jewish; his father, Ugo Edoardo Poll, something of a scapegrace, was induced to undertake the experiments of marriage and religious conversion for the sum of 4000 florins.
(7) The Generalissimo offers the Judas figure of Polchek as a scapegrace. "[Y]ou could," he cajoles Stefan, "call Polchek a lamb" (Fable 292).