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  • n. Plural form of groom.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of groom.


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  • There one of the grooms from the Court will meet you, and drive you to the house.

    The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective

  • The weddings, which entitled the grooms, often already married with families back home, to stay in the UK, were conducted by Brown usually without the knowledge of his congregation or church wardens.

    Vicar convicted of conducting hundreds of fake weddings at local parish church

  • “True — ay — your horses — yes — I will call the grooms”; and sturdily did Caleb roar till the old tower rang again:

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • The grooms were the first he saw, coming out to water their horses; and he asked, in so distressful a manner, what was become of Pamela, that they thought him crazy: and said, Why, what have you to do with Pamela, old fellow?


  • Circe, enrag'd to be so affronted, had recourse to revenge, and calling the grooms that belong'd to the house, made them give me a warming; nor was she satisfi'd with this, but calling all the servant-wenches, and meanest of the house, she made 'em spit upon me.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • As they dismounted the porter loudly called grooms to lead the horses into the stable and have them relieved of their burdens, but Sir Richard would not allow it, and left Little John to watch over them at the abbey portal.

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  • He called the grooms, and we made ready, taking the horses out to where the folk of the archbishop waited in the sunny courtyard, and there leaving them.

    A King's Comrade A Story of Old Hereford

  • All the dogs of his farm-yards formed a pack of hounds at need; his grooms were his huntsmen; and the curate of the village was his grand almoner.


  • The accounts turned out to be a hoax, but not before they caused a small scandal back on the mainland—particularly among the fiancées that several new "grooms" had left behind.

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  • The introduction of tobacco from the colony of Virginia was followed soon after by a reduction of price that led to more frequent use among the poorer classes, such as grooms and hangers on at taverns and ale-houses, who are alluded to in Rich's "Honestie of this Age":

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce


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