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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slubber-Degullion.
 
A nasty, paltry fellow. A slub is a roll of wool drawn out and only slightly twisted; hence to slubber, to twist loosely, to do things by halves, to perform a work carelessly. Degullion is compounded of the word “gull,” or the Cornish “gullan,” a simpleton.   1
       
“Quoth she, ‘Although thou hast deserved,
Base slubber-degullion, to be served
As thou didst vow to deal with me.”
       
Butler: Hudibras, i. 3.
 


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