from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A base-born person; one sprung from the lowest ranks of society.


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  • And do not the clownish and gutter-blood admirers of Mr. Flamson like him all the more because they are conscious that he is a knave?

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  • to assemble for Normandy, Seamus Heaney's anonymous narrator recalls a morning of pig slaughter, "sunlight and gutter-blood/Outside the slaughterhouse."

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