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Muttonfist

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Muttonfi'st. n.s. [mutton and fist.] A hand large and red.

Will he who saw the soldiers muttonfist,
And saw thee maul'd appear within the list
To witness truth.
Dryden's Juvenal, sat. 16.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Muttonfist." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 18, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19528.


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