rough-and-tumble


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rough-and-tumble

 and rough-and-ready
disorderly; aggressive. That was a rough-and-tumble football game. George is too rough-and-ready for me. He doesn't know how to act around civilized people.
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The authors suggested that superhero play may be a subcategory of rough-and-tumble play and not a separate category.
LCW) formed their advertising agency two years ago, they weren't strangers to each other or the rough-and-tumble world of advertising.
Since its inception in 1947, TONKA has been the trusted name in rugged vehicle play and the #1 choice among parents, grandparents and children for high quality, authentic-looking, rough-and-tumble trucks.
After that rough-and-tumble first inning, when four of the first five Dodgers batters reached base against him, he gave up just two more hits and didn't allow another run.
Boys who don't like rough-and-tumble play perceive males as different from themselves, a feeling that may tuna erotic during adolescence, Bern says (SN: 8/10/96, p.
Gays and lesbians love the Jeep Wrangler for its off-road capability--and because this rough-and-tumble open-air vehicle can make even a trip to the Laundromat feel like an adventure.
This was a period public-relations ploy: Americans approved of the rough-and-tumble of sports, and so likening the art of dance to sports made dance more acceptable in mainstream culture.
Young black Londoners rushed out to buy copies of the book, which was the first in Britain to realistically present the rough-and-tumble drug underworld in language that spoke directly to them as readers.
In so doing he articulated a powerful form of moral reasoning that translates abstract Christian values into concrete norms for living in the rough-and-tumble world of realpolitik.
She said: ``This will be ideal for those who are not sporty and prefer quieter pursuits away from rough-and-tumble play activities.
This rough-and-tumble politician was a close ally of Lyndon Johnson, and therefore one of the movers and shakers in the Senate.
But rough-and-tumble play does more than just make an animal fit.
In Trash's Dance, 1992, for example, a performer poses aggressively on the stage of a rough-and-tumble lesbian bar, in a scene that recalls some of Reginald Marsh's bawdier works.
And while pink is not typically associated with rough-and-tumble rodeo cowboys, the support of the western industry and rodeo fans was unmistakable as the sold-out crowd of 18,000 sported pink shirts, hats, bracelets and more, casting a pink hue on the arena.
As a resident of the sometimes rough-and-tumble Pacoima neighborhood, Rodriguez said she hopes those who might do damage to the garden, think twice, so that children can enjoy it years from now.