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Rump-fed

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that is, fed on scraps, such as liver, kidneys, chitlings, and other kitchen perquisites.

Aroint thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyen cries.”


⁂ A ronyon or ronian is a kitchen wench fed on scraps (French, rognon, a kidney).

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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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