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  1. WilliamPeter Porcupine, 1763–1835, English political essayist and journalist in the U.S. and England.
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Historical Examples

  • This is one of the few instances in which Cobbett was wrong.

    The Verbalist

    Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

  • Even Cobbett, who abhors the dash, permits it to be used for this purpose.


    Paul Allardyce

  • Cobbett's radicalism, in fact, was of the type most hostile to the Utilitarians.

  • Cobbett was right in his assertion that the measures and manners of George IV.

    Lord John Russell

    Stuart J. Reid

  • Cobbett says: "The lucerne will send its roots thirty feet into a dry bottom!"

    Farm drainage

    Henry Flagg French

British Dictionary definitions for cobbett


  1. William. 1763–1835, English journalist and social reformer; founded The Political Register (1802); author of Rural Rides (1830)
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