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  • n. Plural form of understrapper.


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  • Having a contempt for curates, whom he always called understrappers, he was resolved to be buried by a beneficed clergyman.


  • There was good reason for the aides-de-camp an "understrappers," as Elmendorf referred to them, being even more mysterious than usual.

    A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike

  • The prime minister himself drank water throughout, but some of his understrappers were cunningly pouring champagne from the flutes into regular white wine glasses.

    What David Cameron said to Steve Bell

  • Have the goodness, then, to let one of your understrappers correct the spelling and the grammar of my papers; and you can give him a few shillings in my name for his trouble.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • But when these fellows were recognised, by some one in the court, as Protestant witnesses out of employment, companions and understrappers to Oates, and Bedloe, and Carstairs, and hand in glove with Dangerfield, Turberville; and

    Lorna Doone

  • The electors were balloting; but with the ballot, — so said the leader of the understrappers, — there never was any excitement.

    The Way We Live Now

  • At the committee-room he only found a few understrappers, and was informed that everything was going on regularly.

    The Way We Live Now

  • Another projected a variety of plans for new dictionaries, which were executed under his eye by day-labourers; and the province of a third was history and voyages, collected or abridged by understrappers of the same class.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Drudgery to their Dogs, alias i.e. curates and understrappers.

    John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756

  • At sight of this extraordinary spectacle the two understrappers came to

    The Flaw in the Sapphire


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