Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nonresident pensioner, as of Chelsea or Greenwich hospital.

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Examples

  • A marriage is on the _tapis_ between Mr. John Smith, the distinguished toll-collector at the Marsh Gate, and Miss Julia Belinda Snooks, the lovely and accomplished daughter of the gallant out-pensioner of Greenwich

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 20, 1841

  • Tom Trivett entered the navy, and having lost a leg, became an out-pensioner of Greenwich Hospital.

    Dick Cheveley His Adventures and Misadventures

  • It fell upon a smart young fellow enough; and as he made it a preliminary condition that Mrs Jiniwin should be thenceforth an out-pensioner, they lived together after marriage with no more than the average amount of quarrelling, and led a merry life upon the dead dwarf's money.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • He might, if he had pleased, have lived as an out-pensioner with my mother; but this he would not do.

    Poor Jack

  • It fell upon a smart young fellow enough; and as he made it a preliminary condition that Mrs. Jiniwin should be thenceforth an out-pensioner, they lived together after marriage with no more than the average amount of quarrelling, and led a merry life upon the dead dwarf's money.

    Old Curiosity Shop

  • Lord Annandale (651) is at last mad in all the forms: he has long been an out-pensioner of Bedlam College.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1

  • At present, matters are patching up by the mediation of my brother, but I think can never go on: she married him extremely against her will, and he is at least an out-pensioner of Bedlam: his mother's family have many of them been mad.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1

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