These grains the puddler welds together by means of his rabble FIG.
"This rabble must be chased with whips, not smitten with swords," they cried.
They who were looked upon as servants to the king being then called ` Cavaliers,' and the other of the rabble contemned and despised under the name of ` Roundheads.'" Baxter ascribes the origin of the term to a remark made by Queen Henrietta Maria at the trial of Strafford; referring to Pym, she asked who the roundheaded man was.
The word "herd" is also applied in a disparaging sense to a company of people, a mob or rabble, as "the vulgar herd."
The project was known to the Porte, and the rabble, previously armed and instructed, were at once turned loose in the streets.