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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gib’eonite (4 syl., g hard).
 
A slave’s slave, a workman’s labourer, a farmer’s understrapper, or Jack-of-all-work. The Gibeonites were made “hewers of wood and drawers of water” to the Israelites. (Josh. ix. 27.)   1
       
“And Giles must trudge, whoever gives command,
A Gibeonite, that serves them all by turn.”
       
Bloomfield: Farmer’s Boy.
 


 Gib’elinsGiblets (The Duke of). 

 
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