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October 8, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

Gamp is a colloquial word for an umbrella (in British English). The word comes from a character called Sarah Gamp in Charles Dickens’ novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-4). Sarah Gamp always carried a big umbrella. It’s an interesting word, but not one you will hear used very often. Charles Dickens was an English author who lived […]

September 14, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

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