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- noun Plural form of
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The tone is blue-collar hard, with its prejudices and poltrooneries.
I dare say you are a little bored occasionally with "Jesus," &c., -- as I confess I myself am, when I discern what a beggarly Twaddle they have made of all that, what a greasy Cataplasm to lay to their own poltrooneries; -
Abbe de La Riviere, who was charged to implore pardon for his master, was worthy of such a commission: he confessed everything, he signed everything, though he "all but died of terror," and, at the cardinal's demand, he soon brought all those poltrooneries written out in the Duke of Orleans 'own hand.
Three-strong, Four-strong, Five-strong, and Last-man; "and the story gives a comic account of their poltrooneries.