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Arbuthnot

[ahr-buhth-nuh t, ahr-buh th-not] /ɑrˈbʌθ nət, ˈɑr bəθˌnɒt/
noun
1.
John, 1667–1735, Scottish satirist and physician: friend of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.
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  • Arbuthnot was hanged from the yardarm of his own schooner; Ambrister was shot.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson
  • The late afternoons and evenings Mrs. Arbuthnot devoted to Bridge.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • Mrs. Arbuthnot sank down in an armchair, and threw back her cloak.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • Mr. Arbuthnot never will talk when there are people to dinner.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
  • "A groom has probably come over with a note," said Mrs. Arbuthnot.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
  • I have read his life by Arbuthnot, it is in the library of our college.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • Admiral Arbuthnot arrived at Savannah on the 31st of January.

  • Hither also came "Steele, Arbuthnot and many other wits of the time."

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • After the poet's death, Arbuthnot says something to the same effect; but we forget what.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Said to have been first used in the above sense by Arbuthnot.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
British Dictionary definitions for Arbuthnot

Arbuthnot

/ɑːˈbʌθnɒt/
noun
1.
John. 1667–1735, Scottish physician and satirist: author of The History of John Bull (1712) and, with others, of the Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus (1741)
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