thumper, a magnificently constructed lie, a lie about which there is no stint of imaginative power.
The word coblyn has the double meaning of knocker or thumper and sprite or fiend; and may it not be the original of goblin?
Shut up like a rat-trap, and trotted off twist-ways, the "thumper" did, huffed in 'is boozy old style.
She did not want a "thumper," for Mimi would play as many waltzes and polkas as the company desired.
By the bones of Prosodius, I expected a lie, but not such a thumper as that.