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  • noun Plural form of barrator.

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Examples

  • Through the semi-darkness the poets looked down into pit five, where devils with fantastic names pitched barrators into a lake of boiling pitch and speared those who dared to raise their heads above the surface.

    National Epics

  • It had collected round itself an army of the worst part of the native population -- informers, and false witnesses, and common barrators, and agents of chicane; and above all, a banditti of bailiffs 'followers com pared with whom the retainers of the worst English spunging-houses, in the worst times, might be considered as upright and tender-hearted.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Tuscany for two years; and for perpetual memory of their misdeeds their names were to be inscribed in the Statutes of the People, and as swindlers and barrators they were never to hold office or benefice within the city or district of Florence.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11

  • There are common barrators among doctors as there are among lawyers, -- stirrers up of strife under one pretext and another, but in reality because they like it.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • With these men will be joined others, who have neither zeal nor wisdom, common barrators in politics, dregs of society which, in times of violent agitation, are tossed up from the bottom to the top, and which, in quiet times, sink again from the top to their natural place at the bottom.

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 4

  • Bolgia 5: Corrupt politicians (barrators) are immersed in a lake of boiling pitch, which represents the sticky fingers and dark secrets of their corrupt deals. '

    Letters From A Tory

  • Norfolk barrators and surly persons, That it would please thee to preserve us, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord! "

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • From Norfolk barrators, and surly persons, That it would please thee to preserve us, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord! "'

    Past and Present

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