"high and dry" Definition

  1. an epithet applied to the _soi-disant_ “orthodox” clergy of the last century, for whom, while ill-paid curates did the work, the comforts of the Establishment were its greatest charms. “Wherein are various ranks, and due degrees, The Bench for honour, and the Stall for ease.” Though often confounded with, they are utterly dissimilar to, the modern High Church or Anglo-Catholic party, who now receive the title at times; while their opponents receive the corresponding appellation of “Low and Slow,” and the so-called “Broad Church” is defined with equal felicity as the “Broad and Shallow.” Humourists have divided these three portions of one Church into Attitudinarians, Platitudinarians, and Latitudinarians.

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Position in the dictionary: 1643 of 4022 slang words.
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