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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Great Britain, in the latter part of the seventeenth century, a nickname for a member of the Country party, as opposed to the Court party.

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  • Father-in-law has been calling me whelp and hound this half year. Now, if I pleased, I could be so revenged upon the old grumbletonian.
    Goldmith, She Stoops, I

    January 8, 2007