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Old 23-06-2014, 03:44 PM   #35
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As a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to a person who is homeless, vagrant or derelict.. It is often used to connote such a person who is habitually engaged in small-time criminal activity, especially by one working as a con artist or panhandler..The 17th century British slang word skelder, a noun and verb which referred to a professional beggar, especially one who falsely pretended to be a wounded former soldier to gain sympathy; more generally, it could be used for a swindler or cheat. An early recorded use is by Ben Jonson, from his play Poetaster, written in 1601:'An honest decayed commander, cannot skelder,cheat, nor be seene in a bawdie house.' In an older military connection, the term skelder seems to have been used in early Medieval England to mean 'shield-maker' (Old Norse 'skjoldur'?), the supposed derivation of the streetname Skeldergate in the city of York..The Dutch schelm, a word meaning a villain or rogue..The Latin scelus, meaning a wicked deed or wickedness..An ABbreviation of SkeleTon...

A tramp is a long-term homeless person who travels from place to place as a vagrant,traditionally walking all year round. The term "tramp" became a common way to refer to such people in 19th century America.A vagrant or a vagabond is a person, often in poverty, who wanders from place to place without a home or regular employment or income. Other synonyms include "tramp," "hobo," and "drifter". A vagrant could be described as being "a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging"; vagrancy is the condition of such persons..Both "vagrant" and "vagabond" ultimately derive from Latin word vagari "wander." The term "vagabond" is derived from Latin vagabundus. In Middle English, "vagabond" originally denoted a criminal..In settled, ordered communities, vagrants have been historically characterised as outsiders, embodiments of otherness, objects of scorn or mistrust, or worthy recipients of help and charity. Some ancient sources show vagrants as passive objects of pity,who deserve generosity and the gift of alms..Others show them as subversives, or outlaws, who make a parasitical living through theft, fear and threat. Some fairy tales of medieval Europe have beggars cast curses on anyone who was insulting or stingy towards them. In Tudor England, some of those who begged door-to-door for "milk, yeast, drink, pottage" were thought to be witches..The Deceivers portrays the thuggee cult and corruption during Company rule in India. Historically, the East India Company was the world's first joint stock company - chartered by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1601...In some East Asian and South Asian countries, the condition of vagrancy has long been historically associated with the religious life, as described in the religious literature of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Muslim Sufi traditions. Examples include sadhus, dervishes, Bhikkhus and the sramanic traditions generally..The story shows how British officer and colonial administrator William Savage comes to know about the thuggee cult, infiltrates their society, learns their ways and code of communication, and destroys them by capturing or killing their key leaders..POTENTIALLY deadly toys have been taken off the streets of Suffolk after they came to the attention of trading standards officers..Charley Says Always Tell Your Mummy Mr Spy... your defense, a moving target is harder to hit.. It was only 4 ribs.. Some of the less vital organs.. Nothing major..Not enough X-citement in Istanbull..100's of years before the dawn of history...

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