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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- One who frustrates or ruins a plan or undertaking by his meddling.

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  • The marplot was the mad-dog Spanish Admiral, whom they encountered on the second day out, when halfway across the Gulf of Gonaves.
  • Convinced that Van Buren had been the marplot of the Administration,
  • “Thou shalt not enjoy this youth but in the desert, where there is neither spy nor marplot to trouble thee.”
  • To which Mrs Milvey replied, in her pleasantly emphatic way, ‘Oh YES, for she IS such a marplot, Frank, and DOES worry so!’ for more
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