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Origin of rump
OTHER WORDS FROM rumprumpless, adjective
Words nearby rump
Example sentences from the Web for rump
He called her “a silly chattering windbag, an infernal liar, a conceited, gushing, rump-wagging, blethering ass.”
Whether the vote in a rump referendum over the weekend genuinely reflected public opinion in the eastern-most regions is doubtful.
According to SEC filings, it is this rump company which will be left with liability for any crimes.Rupert Murdoch Recalled to Parliament as Police Launch Investigation|Peter Jukes|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The House GOP rump is once again running the show, leaving John Boehner scrambling and donors increasingly exasperated.
The GOP today is a rump amalgamation of plutocrats and the people who service their air conditioning.Michael Tomasky: Obama Is Winning Because of the Shrinking GOP|Michael Tomasky|July 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A remnant of the long parliament assembled during the anarchy, and has been termed the rump.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In the evening, bonfires were made, but nothing to the great number that was heretofore at the burning of the Rump.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
The fat of the rump or tail is considered a great delicacy, and in hot climates resembles oil, and in colder, suet.
Dr. Boothroyd renders one of the foregoing passages, "the large, fat tail entire, taken clear to the rump."
The first of these characters consists in the rump being bare, on which are natural callosities peculiar to those parts.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon