The Rump

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Rump (Eng. Hist) the remnant of the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in 1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions, ending finally in 1659.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • The rump the remnant of the Long Parliament, after Col. Pryde's expulsion of about a hundred Presbyterian royalist members
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. rumpr, Ger. rumpf, Dut. rumpe.

Usage

In literature:

The whip cracked over the backs of the huskies, the end of it stinging the rump of the lead-dog, who was master of them all.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
The cock is black all over, save for a white patch on the rump and a bar of white in the wing.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
Take four or five pounds of the middle of the rump, the flank or the round.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
I give Buck one good wollop across the rump with the pam of my hand.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Ye ride sae near the rump, ye'll let nane loup on ahint you.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
With one sweeping gesture Dud lifted a frying-pan from the red-hot stove and clapped it against the rump of the jester.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Try a shot that'll just graze the rump.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
December 28th we came in sight of the Lion's Head and Rump, being two Hills over the Cape Town.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
About the new year one of my saddle horses came into the camp with a portion of a spear stuck in his rump.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
In June 1448 the rump of the council migrated to Lausanne.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

Klein. Who clipped the lion's wings
And flea'd his rump and pared his claws?
Thought Burbank, meditating on
Time's ruins, and the seven laws.
"Burbank With A Baedeker: Bleistein With A Cigar" by T S Eliot
And now the twilight. History grows dim.
The traffic leads, we no more follow him;
In bronze he rides, saluting James K. Polk,
His horse's rump turned to us in the smoke.
"Twilight On Union Street" by Donald Grady Davidson
This is their time to reap the standing scorn,
Blonde Rumina's crop. Beneath her leafless tree
Ripe-rumped she lolls and clasps the plenteous horn.
Cool customers who defy his Trinity
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
For the almighty eagle of the fore-ordaining Mind
Is looking rather shabby and island-bound these days:
Moulting, and rather naked about the rump, and down in
the beak,
Rather dirty, on dung-whitened Patmos.
"St. John" by D H Lawrence
Bezuidenhout — up man! — 'tis only a scratch —
(You were always a scamp, and have met with your match!)
What a glorious lion! — what sinews — what claws —
And seven-feet-ten from the rump to the jaws!
"The Lion Hunt" by Thomas Pringle
The whole applied, with dext'rous art,
Instantly swell'd her nether part;
She look'd, for all the world, as plump
As if she'd put on a cork rump.
The fashion chang'd of female kind,
Some swell before, but she behind.
"Lord Chesterfield And The Farmer's Wife" by William Hutton

In news:

One heart "beats inside" and the other one she wears on her rump.
Mongolian gazelles , medium-sized antelope with a heart-shaped patch of white fur on their rump, are among the last great herds of migratory wildlife.
Six cows shot in the face and rump in Florida.
OK, we couldn't just let it slip that someone has reimagined the late Chris Marker's science fiction classic "La Jetée " as a rump-rocking Miami bass apocalypse starring 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell and not give you a taste.
So, the quarterback's head collided with the offensive lineman's rump.
The Darkness Recall Autographing a Man's Rump and a Stuffed Dog's Privates .
One viewer does, and she asks, "Is Gene Rump now the host of Star Gazer on PBS".
When a predator approaches, some birds, like the yellow-rumped warbler, pictured, sing out of the side of their mouths, like a ventriloquist.
What is the maximum width of an adult rump for comfortable economy class air travel in the United States these days.
Designing a bicycle that can be used year-round at the South Pole requires attention to numerous details, none more important than finding a way to keep the rider's rump from freezing.
When a predator approaches, some birds, like the yellow-rumped warbler, pictured, sing out of the side of their mouths, like a ventriloquist .
When dogs feel fundamentally positive about something or someone, their tails wag more to the right side of their rumps.
A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.
Six months ago, that would have been unthinkable – a primary architect of the Red Sox' " curse "-breaking 2004 World Series winner sent on his way with a pat on the rump and a "better luck next time.".
So the quarterback's head collided with an offensive lineman's rump.
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In science:

Rump, A decomposition theorem for square-free unitary solutions of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation, Adv.
Finitely presented algebras and groups defined by permutation relations
Rump, A decomposition theorem for square-free unitary solutions of the quantum Yang-Baxter equation, Adv.
Algebras and groups defined by permutation relations of alternating type
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