from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A champion; a fighter.


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  • I only want an excuse like that for turning kempery-man -- knight-errant, as those Norman puppies call it, -- like Regnar Lodbrog, or Frithiof, or Harold

    Hereward, the Last of the English

  • I knew you would turn Viking and kempery-man, and kill giants and enchanters, and win yourself honor and glory; and I knew I should have my share in it.

    Hereward, the Last of the English


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