swell mob

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  • I wouldn't say he ain't one of the swell mob myself -- made up to look like an old man. Cited from The Grey Room, by Eden Phillpotts
  • Th' swell mob has shook you, an' a good thing it is. Cited from Buttered Side Down, by Edna Ferber
  • I always say he's connected with the swell mob, or croupier at a gambling-table, or something of that kind. Cited from Two Years Ago, Volume I, by Charles Kinglsey
  • He said he had seen a good deal of the world, had resided long in London, and knew all the tricks of the swell mob. Cited from Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII, by various
  • But in the hands of this swell mob he was, of course, just the young man from the country; and the end of it was that he played the game down pretty low. Cited from The Observations of Henry, by Jerome K. Jerome
  • One of the sharpest among them, and the officer best acquainted with the Swell Mob, had his pocket picked, going home! Cited from Reprinted Pieces, by Charles Dickens
  • There is no suppression of increase and multiplication such as prevail in the swell mob in other cities. Cited from Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • He is renowned for his acquaintance with the swell mob. Cited from Reprinted Pieces, by Charles Dickens
  • Her father and Mr. Pank belonged to the swell mob of which she had heard and seen so much at Doncaster. Cited from Tales of the Five Towns, by Arnold Bennett
  • CRINKLES hoped so too; but he feared that if the gentlemen of the swell mob persevered in their objection, nothing could be done. Cited from Mudfog and Other Sketches, by Charles Dickens
  • "But there are none of the swell mob here." Cited from Wild Wales by George Borrow
  • LORD COTTENHAM -- tripped up by a well-known member of the swell mob, and robbed of his seals. Cited from Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, Complete, ed. by Sir Mark Lemon
  • Jack Blunt's "swell mob" assurance stood him in good stead. Cited from A Fascinating Traitor,by Col. Richard Henry Savage
  • "The swell mob don't speak Welsh, I guess." Cited from Wild Wales by George Borrow
  • In presence of the enemy, pickpockets become patriots -- members of the swell mob volunteer on forlorn hopes, and step out from the ranks to head the storm. Cited from Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2, by John Wilson
  • Terribly is our good language abused by the swell-mob of stylists, for whom it is certainly not enough that Chatham's language is their mother's tongue. Cited from In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays, by Augustine Birrell
  • It was evident that he considered me as one who was acting a part for unworthy purposes; perhaps one of the swell mob or a flash pickpocket rusticating until some hue and cry was over. Cited from Japhet, In Search Of A Father, by Frederick Marryat
  • There he fell into the hands of a certain man, whose true place would have been in the swell mob, and not in the House of Commons -- a fellow who used his influence and facilities as member of Parliament in promoting bubble companies. Cited from Sir Gibbie, by George MacDonald
  • Whether these men were French police spies, whether they were simply members of some swell mob who know that the little gentleman with the huge head and the coal-black hair sometimes journeyed to London with a fortune in diamonds in his possession, must remain a mystery. Cited from With Zola in England, by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  • We light the cigars, and hand round the glasses (which are very temperately used indeed), and the conversation begins by a modest amateur reference on the Editorial part to the swell mob. Cited from Reprinted Pieces, by Charles Dickens
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