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Gibʹeonite (4 syl., g hard)

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A slave’s slave, a workman’s labourer, a farmer’s understrapper, or Jack-of-all-work. The Gibeonites were made “hewers of wood and drawers of water” to the Israelites. (Josh. ix. 27.)

“And Giles must trudge, whoever gives command,

A Gibeonite, that serves them all by turn.”


Bloomfield: Farmer’s Boy.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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