[ahr-buhth-nuh t, ahr-buh th-not]
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.
The late afternoons and evenings Mrs. Arbuthnot devoted to Bridge.
Mrs. Arbuthnot sank down in an armchair, and threw back her cloak.
Mr. Arbuthnot never will talk when there are people to dinner.
"A groom has probably come over with a note," said Mrs. Arbuthnot.
British Dictionary definitions for arbuthnot
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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