Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as clod-crusher.
  • n. A peasant; a clodhopper; a clodpoll: used in contempt.

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Examples

  • “But I do say so, ma’am,” rejoined the incensed scribe; “and moreover I say, that the old miserly clod-breaker called me pettifogger — pettifogger, ma’am — and said I came to hunt for a job, ma’am — which I have no more right to have said to me than any other gentleman of my profession, ma’am — especially as I am clerk to the peace, having and holding said office under Trigesimo

    Rob Roy

  • "But I _do_ say so, ma'am," rejoined the incensed scribe; "and moreover I say, that the old miserly clod-breaker called me pettifogger -- pettifogger, ma'am -- and said I came to hunt for a job, ma'am -- which I have no more right to have said to me than any other gentleman of my profession, ma'am -- especially as I am clerk to the peace, having and holding said office under _Trigesimo Septimo Henrici

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

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