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  • n. Plural form of rumpus.


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  • "rumpuses,"'_yor_ temper woan't mouldy wi keepin.'

    The History of David Grieve

  • Stir in that business with then England rugby captain Martin Johnson and the president of Ireland, some feisty business in the Stanley Cup involving the Pittsburg Penguins and repeated handshake rumpuses in Spain's El Clásico, and I think we can agree that what we have here is a worldwide palmdemic.

    Consign the handshake to history – or risk a sporting palmdemic | Harry Pearson

  • However, be that as it may, there is always one rogue pundit or questionable figure that garners swaths of attention from the media by spinning unambiguously immaterial issues into equally ridiculous media rumpuses by stating the exact opposite of what the majority rightly know to be true.

    Rip Empson: Americans Wish Limbaugh Would Take a Vacation to Spain, Mars

  • In many towns and cities, these same homes sit on heaving piles of maggots, rumpuses of rats, squealing mice and all sorts of other creeping things.

    Kitteh Urbanism

  • I always have it seems forced upon me and I have trained myself to wake up often so that I do not cause any major accidents or accidental rumpuses.

    Interview with Francis Ellen

  • This keeps pairs together in all but the wildest rumpuses.


  • We went to lunch at the presidential palace, the Casa Rosada, and Cal Robert Lowell promptly insulted the general, who was in fact about to be president of Argentina, and started one of the many diplomatic rumpuses he caused on that trip.

    Touched with Fire

  • His temper seemed to be in a very ragged condition to-day, and he and Lacey, who played at left tackle on the first, got into several rumpuses in which hands were used in a manner not countenanced by the rules of football.

    Left End Edwards

  • Nora said that nurse spoiled them, and in a sort of way took their part against her, while nurse said Nora was too fond of "ordering," and that she nagged them; so there were rumpuses there sometimes.

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • Now I understand your amazement and I will presume to enlighten you that all those quarrels, rumpuses, intrigues, envies, and even fights are nothing but nerves, nerves, nerves!

    Komediantka. English


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