Definition of Poltroons

1. Noun. (plural of poltroon) ¹



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Definition of Poltroons

1. poltroon [n] - See also: poltroon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poltroons

poltergeistic
poltergeistism
poltergeistlike
poltergeists
poltergeisty
poltfeet
poltfoot
polting
poltinnik
poltinniks
poltophagy
poltroon
poltrooneries
poltroonery
poltroonish
poltroons (current term)
polts
poluria
polus
polus anterior bulbi oculi
polus anterior lentis
polus frontalis cerebri
polus occipitalis cerebri
polus posterior bulbi oculi
polus posterior lentis
polus temporalis cerebri
polverine
polwig
polwigs
poly

Literary usage of Poltroons

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1. Extracts from the Diary of Christopher Marshall: Kept in Philadelphia and by Christopher Marshall, William Duane (1877)
"Howe gives from Forty to Sixty hard Dollars for every Committee- man or officer in the state brought to him. Thus are we insulted by a parcel of poltroons, ..."

2. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"OF THUMBS AND poltroons Complete. TACITUS reports that amongst certain barbarian kings, their manner was, when they would make a firm obligation, ..."

3. Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization: As by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1908)
"OF THUMBS AND poltroons Complete. TACITUS reports that amongst certain barbarian kings, their manner was, when they would make a firm obligation, ..."

4. Letters of Eminent Persons, Addressed to David Hume by John Hill Burton (1849)
"... and poltroons like Walpole. A Paris, 1er Septembre. J'AI reçu, mon cher ami, votre gros paquet, ..."

5. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign by James Wood (1893)
"5 Patience is good for poltroons. 3 Hen. /"/., Í. i. Patience is sister to meekness, and humility is its mother. Saying. Patience is the art of hoping. ..."

6. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"... far from being the contemptible poltroons they had been called, were intrepid and resolute, and fully equal to the defence of their own country. l>eing ..."

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