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Blackguard ( i.e. \"Blaggid\") is a rather old-fashioned term for a scoundrel.
Blackguard or Black Guard(s) may also refer to:
"Slegge is what you call a blackguard," cried Singh angrily.
When a man has no longer anything but rags upon his body and vices in his heart, when he has arrived at that double moral and material degradation which the word blackguard characterizes in its two acceptations, he is ripe for crime; he is like a well-whetted knife; he has two cutting edges, his distress and his malice; so slang does not say
But if the victim was a blackguard, is the shooter entitled to claim provocation or self-defense or some other statutory excuse to reduce the charge to one of manslaughter or even a simple assault?
The man whom you call a blackguard -- I don't know why, for _he_ had not been destroying any defenceless person's property -- had had a scoundrelly trick played him, and I and some other fellows got up a subscription for him, as anyone with a spark of gentlemanly feeling would be inclined to do.
But now that this young blackguard is thoroughly outwitted, we may as well go, for our work here is done.
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