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ark ruffian

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ark ruffian

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  1. (idiomatic) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (cant) Rogues who, in conjunction with watermen, robbed, and sometimes murdered, on the water, by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat, boarding it, plundering, stripping, and throwing them overboard, etc. A species of badger.

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