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Definition of Dryasdust
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Dryasdust
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1. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I ANTI-dryasdust WHAT and how great are the interests which connect themselves with the hope that England may yet attain to some ..."
2. A Series of Letters from London Written During the Years 1856, '57, '58, '59 by George Mifflin Dallas, Julia Dallas (1869)
"... shrink from the sarcasm of Carlyle, who, in his Life of Frederick the Great, calls all antiquaries by Scott's descriptive cognomen, dryasdust. ..."