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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rump \Rump\, n. [OE. rumpe; akin to D. romp trunk, body, LG.
rump, G. rumpf, Dan. rumpe rump, Icel. rumpr, Sw. rumpa rump,
1. The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts
adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
2. Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and
the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.
3. Fig.: The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
Rump Parliament, or The Rump (Eng. Hist.), the remnant of
the Long Parliament after the expulsion by Cromwell in
1648 of those who opposed his purposes. It was dissolved
by Cromwell in 1653, but twice revived for brief sessions,
ending finally in 1659.
The Rump abolished the House of Lords, the army
abolished the Rump, and by this army of saints
Cromwell governed. --Swift.
Rump steak, a beefsteak from the rump. --Goldsmith.
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