hog-rubber

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hog-rubber (plural hog-rubbers)

  1. (obsolete, pejorative) A yokel, a country bumpkin.
  2. 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
    , III.1.2.ii:
    • naught but his imperfections are in our eyes, he is a base knave, a devil, a monster, caterpillar, a viper, an hog-rubber, etc.