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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proud; haughty; petulant; saucy; malapert.


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  • At length, I suppose the lad either guessed the secret of his birth or something of it was communicated to him; and the disgust which the paughty Hieland varlet had always shown for my honest trade became more manifest; so that I dared not so much as lay my staff over his costard, for fear of receiving a stab with a dirk, as an answer in Gaelic to a Saxon remark.

    The Fair Maid of Perth


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