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Word Origin and History for muggletonian

Muggletonian

n.

1660s, member of the sect founded by English tailor Lodowicke Muggleton (1609-1698).

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Examples from the Web for muggletonian

Historical Examples

  • The Muggletonian sect have a very odd way of dealing with people.

    The Professor at the Breakfast Table

    Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)

  • "Cursed be he who makes a mock of age," said the Muggletonian, grimly.

    Prisoners of Hope

    Mary Johnston

  • "Just after the nooning," said the Muggletonian, and began to curse.

    Prisoners of Hope

    Mary Johnston

  • The Muggletonian rowed slowly, peering about him with small, keen eyes.

    Prisoners of Hope

    Mary Johnston

  • He turned to the Muggletonian, standing beside him with staring eyes.

    Prisoners of Hope

    Mary Johnston