Definition of Gruntles
1. gruntle [v] - See also: gruntle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruntles
Literary usage of Gruntles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Robert Fergusson by Robert Fergusson, Alexander Balloch Grosart (1851)
"... music be compar'd Wi' gruntles frae the City-guard 12 Or can our flow'rs at ten hours bell The gowan or the spink excel. ..."
2. Three Centuries of Scottish Literature by Hugh Walker (1893)
"... music" for " gruntles frae the City Guard." (Fergusson can never pass this body without a thrust more vicious than he bestows on anything else. ..."
3. Popular Ballads and Songs: From Tradition, Manuscripts and Scarce Editions by Robert Jamieson (1806)
"... which is succeeded by a rejoinder, that begins promisingly enough: " Like a cat, with his tail fast held by a pegg; Like a hogg, that gruntles when he's ..."
4. The Comedies of Aristophanes by Aristophanes (1837)
"For by the meikle deil, an ye gang hame, Fient haet a bit o' bread ye'se hae to eat An' pit upon your gruntles too thae snouts; Syne gang into the sack, ..."
5. Westminster Drolleries: Both Parts, of 1671, 1672; Being a Choice Collection by Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth (1875)
"LIKE a Cat with her Tail fast hel'd by a Peg, Like a Hog that gruntles when he's ty'd by the Like a gall'd Horse in a Pownd, [leg, Or a Ship run a ..."