abhorrer


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a signer of a 1679 address to Charles II in which those who petitioned for the reconvening of parliament were condemned and abhorred

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As Marguerite Holloway explains in her fascinating new book, the famous grid pattern has been 'much adored and much abhorred, although the abhorrers have been perhaps more vocal' With the uniformity it's difficult to become entirely lost but say the critics, its terribly unimaginative.
ONCE upon a time, back in the 17th Century, the Tories were called The Abhorrers - for they abhorred anyone who had the cheek to step on the King's toes.
The Tory Abhorrers stamped their feet in outrage: they thought it disgraceful for anyone to question the King's divine right to rule.
Watchers are notorious pencil sharpeners, ribbon changers, plant waterers, home repairers and abhorrers of messy rooms or messy pages," she writes.