Definition of Catchpolls

1. Noun. (plural of catchpoll) ¹



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Definition of Catchpolls

1. catchpoll [n] - See also: catchpoll

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catchpolls

catchlights
catchline
catchment
catchment area
catchment basin
catchment basins
catchments
catchpennies
catchpenny
catchpenny(a)
catchphrase
catchphrases
catchpole
catchpoles
catchpoll
catchpolls (current term)
catcht
catchup
catchups
catchwater
catchwaters
catchweed
catchweeds
catchweight
catchword
catchwords
catchwork
catchy
catclaw
catclaws

Literary usage of Catchpolls

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1. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon i.e. Alexandre Le'on Valle'e, Léon Vallée, Alois Leonhard Brandl (1899)
"And to give you your due, you men can deal better with us devils than with the catchpolls ; for they make use of the cross to cover their villainy, ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1857)
"... excuse this sudden warmth, which I confess is unbecoming of a grave historian,—but I have a mortal antipathy to catchpolls, ..."

3. Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving, Edward Windsor Kemble (1893)
"M excuse this sudden warmth, which I confess is unbecoming of a grave historian,—but I have a mortal antipathy to catchpolls, ..."

4. A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the by Washington Irving (1871)
"My readers will excuse this sudden warmth, which I confess is unbecoming of a grave historian, —• but I have a mortal antipathy to catchpolls, bum- bailiffs ..."

5. Acanthia: Poems Original and Edited by William Stigand (1907)
"In this brave hunt The white-haired Dian was well to the front With Sophy—with them cousins, catchpolls, go Sniggering and muttering " Tally, tally ho ! ..."

6. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"Say, have ye seen catchpolls, the famished slaves, In act a poor man's homestead to distrain, Smashing down Christs. Madonnas, with their staves ? ..."

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