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  • n. Plural form of mumper.

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Examples

  • But to tell the truth, I don't know that sympathy with the mumpers was the prevailing sentiment at the Corners. "

    The Merryweathers

  • Widows and other destitute women known as “mumpers” went begging with two-handled pots into which they received the wheat.

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  • But I must tell you that the vicar of Jambert ascribed this copious prolification of the women, not to that sort of food that we chiefly eat in Lent, but to the little licensed stooping mumpers, your little booted

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Mine were a very bad lot -- British (except the twelve native mumpers), including some brave Canadians.

    Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915

  • He paused by the second and ushered me into a sleeping-chamber, which, though narrow, was comfortable enough -- a vast improvement, at any rate, on the mumpers 'lodgings I had been used to for many months past.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • "They 're mumpers," said Miss Sandus, pushing the cake-stand towards him.

    The Lady Paramount

  • She belonged to a Hampshire gipsy tribe, and had been on a visit to a relative down in the East counties, who died on the road, leaving her to be brought home by these tramps: she called them mumpers, and made faces when she spoke of them.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 2

  • Good evening, my mumpers; make your bows to this gentleman who has come to bowse with us to-night.

    The Disowned — Volume 01

  • There I fell in with some ballad singers and mumpers, who were making very merry, and who asked me what was the matter.

    Japhet in Search of a Father

  • But I must tell you that the vicar of Jambert ascribed this copious prolification of the women, not to that sort of food that we chiefly eat in Lent, but to the little licensed stooping mumpers, your little booted Lent-preachers, your little draggle-tailed father confessors, who during all that time of their reign damn all husbands that run astray three fathom and a half below the very lowest pit of hell.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

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