ark ruffian

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ark ruffian (plural ark ruffians)

  1. (idiomatic, obsolete, slang, 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.