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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rump-fed,
 
that is, fed on scraps, such as liver, kidneys, chitlings, and other kitchen perquisites.   1
       
“Aroint thee, witch! the rump-fed ronyen cries.”
       
Shakespeare: Macbeth, i. 3.
   A ronyon or ronian is a kitchen wench fed on scraps (French, rognon, a kidney).   2
 


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