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Ruffian Hall

That part of West Smithfield which is now the horse-market, where “tryals of skill were plaid by ordinary ruffianly people with sword and buckler.” (Blount, p. 562.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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