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grumbler

Definitions

  • The holy man gives the bag to Father Grumbler
    The holy man gives the bag to Father Grumbler
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grumbler a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grumbler One who grumbles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grumbler One who grumbles or murmurs; one who complains or expresses discontent.
    • n grumbler A fish of the family Triglidæ; a gurnard: so called from its making a grumbling noise while struggling to disengage itself from the hook.
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Usage

In literature:

One was "The Grumbler;" another "The Bear-pit.
"Mother Carey's Chicken" by George Manville Fenn
What a grumbler you are, Noll!
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
Bart heard them, however, and turned to the grumbler.
"The Silver Canyon" by George Manville Fenn
The grumbler of the day's march is very frequently the joker of the bivouac.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
They are patented grumblers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
We have the first volume of 'The Grumbler' and the second of 'The Grandfather.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
After this the grumblers remained sullenly silent.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Stonor named the place the Grumbler from the deep throaty sound it gave forth.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Idle grumblers and skulkers, from whom discontent and mutiny generally derive their origin.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In fact, there are occasional grumblers who would look for more from them if they were fewer.
"Problems of Expansion" by Whitelaw Reid
But the mouths of the grumblers were silenced.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
The yacht was almost on the Grumblers!
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
So with grumbling and discontent: it is very unpleasant for those around; but how unhappy are the grumblers themselves!
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
The grumbler followed, but, no sooner was he alone with stout Woodes, than the captain sprang upon him with the agility of a leopard.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The peasant, in Germany as elsewhere, is a born grumbler.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
I sometimes think we are all a set of complainers and grumblers.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 8, August, 1880" by Various
But some men are born grumblers, and he was one.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Will it content the grumblers?
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
One mustn't believe all the grumblers.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
The old grumbler has indigestion from eating too much.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
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In poetry:

What if you fight in the first line,
What if by great exploits you shine?
A grumbler cannot better be
Than those who fear to fight and flee!
To murmur is to have no spine
And make a bootless plea!
"Decebal to his people" by George Cosbuc