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Rantipole (verb)

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To Rántipole. v.n. To run about wildly. It is a low word.

The eldest was a termagant imperious wench; she used to rantipole about the house, pinch the children, kick the servants, and torture the cats and dogs. Arbuthnot.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Rantipole (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 12, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5411.


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