- skip - Brewer’s

Gubbings

.

Anabaptists near Brent, in Devonshire. They had no ecclesiastical order or authority, “but lived in holes, like swine; had all things in common; and multiplied without marriage. Their language was vulgar Devonian… They lived by pilfering sheep; were fleet as horses; held together like bees; and revenged every wrong. One of the society was always elected chief, and called King of the Gubbings.” (Fuller.)

N.B. Their name is from gubbings, the offal of fish (Devonshire).

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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

previous entry · index · next entry

Gryll
Gryphon (in Orlando Furioso)
Gryphons
Guadiana
Guaff
Guano
Guarantee
Guard
Guards of the Pole
Guarinos (Admiral)
Gubbings
Gudgeon
Gudrun
Gudule
Guebres or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers]
Guelder Rose
Guelpho
Guelphs and Ghibellines
Guendolen
Guendolœna
Guenever