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Slubber-Degullion

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A nasty, paltry fellow. A slub is a roll of wool drawn out and only slightly twisted; hence to slubber, to twist loosely, to do things by halves, to perform a work carelessly. Degullion is compounded of the wordgull,” or the Cornish “gullan,” a simpleton.

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“Quoth she, ‘Although thou hast deserved,

Base slubber-degullion, to be served

As thou didst vow to deal with me.”


Butler: Hudibras, i. 3.

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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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