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Maunder  n.  A beggar. (Obs.)

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"Maunder" Quotes from Famous Books

... measure of "muscular christianity;" and to discover a crime, means to follow it up with a thorough and systematic investigation. Such is not our mode. With us, to hold office, means to get a salary; and to conduct an investigation, means to maunder through some sort of farce, which gives the criminal time to make good his escape, and to permit the newspapers to seize upon and publish every item, to detail every clue, as fast as discovered; all this being in favor of the law-breakers, ...
— The Diamond Coterie • Lawrence L. Lynch

... members of the parasitic class have given the names Bidder and Maunder, both meaning beggar. The first comes from Mid. Eng. bidden, to ask. Piers Plowman speaks of "bidderes and beggers." Maunder is perhaps ...
— The Romance of Names • Ernest Weekley

... lead to each other! I had to occupy myself with Gilles de Rais and the diabolism of the Middle Ages to get contemporary diabolism revealed to me." And he thought of Docre again. "What a sharper that priest is! Among the occultists who maunder today in the universal decomposition of ideas he is the only one ...
— La-bas • J. K. Huysmans

... flesh is not a stork among the cranes. Our nature, even in Eden gross and vile, And by miraculous grace alone upheld, Is now itself, and foul, and damned, must die Ere we can live; let halting worldlings, madam, Maunder against earth's ties, ...
— The Saint's Tragedy • Charles Kingsley

... raight to meddle wi' a man's bad ooman but himzell. Wull, here was all these here men awaitin', zum wi' harses, zum wi'out; the common volk wi' long girt guns, and tha quarlity wi' girt broad-swords. Who wor there? Whay latt me zee. There wor Squire Maunder," here John assumed his full historical key, "him wi' the pot to his vittle-place; and Sir Richard Blewitt shaking over the zaddle, and Squaire Sandford of Lee, him wi' the long nose and one eye, and Sir Gronus Batchildor over to Ninehead Court, and ever so many more on 'em, tulling up how they ...
— Lorna Doone - A Romance of Exmoor • R. D. Blackmore

... o' slotchin' up an' deawn o' this shap, like a foo. It would sicken a dog, it would for sure. Aw go a fishin' a bit neaw an' then; an' aw cotter abeawt wi' first one thing an' then another; but it comes to no sense. Its noan like gradely wark. It makes me maunder up an' deawn, like a gonnor wi' a nail in it's yed. Aw wish to God yon chaps in Amerikey would play th' upstroke, an' get done wi' their bother, so as folk could start o' their wark again." This was evidently a provident man, who had striven hard to get through his troubles ...
— Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine • Edwin Waugh

... verses that express average thoughts and feelings gracefully and with a dash of sentiment. It is a vast deal wiser and better to express neatly, in language that is not alien to the concerns of every day, feelings we have really had, than to maunder about what we think we ought to have felt in a diction that has no more to do with our ordinary habits of thought and expression than Monmouth with Macedon. The contrast of matter and manner in much of our current verse is such as to remind one of the ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 32, June, 1860 • Various

Words linked to "Maunder" :   cast, blither, prattle, roll, blab, range, palaver, ramble, utter, blether, blabber, twaddle, tramp, verbalize, speak, piffle, mumble, wander, swan, verbalise, mussitate

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