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  • noun Plural form of marplot.

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Examples

  • But I note that his clergy are generally worldly schemers, like Winchester in Henry VI or Canterbury and Ely in Henry V or Wolsey in Henry VIII, or they are marplots, like Friar Lawrence, or prigs, like the priest who refuses to bury Ophelia in hallowed ground.

    'Without God': An Exchange

  • Let me beg my young friend not to be found among this odious crowd of marplots.

    Hunting Sketches

  • The arts and wiles of the marplots were equaled only by the prodigality and persistency of the parents to save their sons from "the evils of camp life."

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • It is just conceivable that certain unscrupulous marplots might by chicane produce such domestic discord in this country as would undermine the very basis of victory.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915

  • Whatever happened was subject, he believed, to the over-ruling providence and direction of God, and for him there was no second causes, no human marplots.

    Fletcher of Madeley

  • Cabinet, the more earnestly the marplots strove to incite them individually against one another and their head.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • It is these two marplots, which you must bless or curse, gentlemen, as the fancy takes you.

    Anthony Lyveden

  • So it became necessary, in order that the great enterprises then under way might be pushed to a successful issue, that all these marplots be silenced, and it was accordingly done.

    The American Credo A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind

  • They could not elect; but by aid of one or two marplots of the other side could prevent the election of the Democratic candidate.

    Party Politics in North Carolina, 1835-1860

  • A complete transformation would thus be effected; public opinion would be controlled; "priests and princes" would find their hands tied; the marplots who ventured to interfere would repent their temerity; and the order would become an object of dread to all its enemies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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