(before the Reform Bill of 1832) any English borough that had very few voters yet was represented in Parliament.
an election district that has more representatives in a legislative body than the number of its constituents would normally call for.
(before the Reform Act of 1832) any of certain English parliamentary constituencies with only a very few electors Compare pocket borough
- Rotten egg
rotten egg see under bad egg
noun, Nautical. 1. ice pitted or honeycombed from melting.
adjective, rottener, rottenest. 1. decomposing or decaying; putrid; tainted, foul, or bad-smelling. 2. corrupt or morally offensive. 3. wretchedly bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory; miserable: a rotten piece of work; a rotten day at the office. 4. contemptible; despicable: a rotten little liar; a rotten trick. 5. (of soil, rocks, etc.) soft, yielding, or friable as […]
noun 1. a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals. noun 1. a much-weathered limestone, rich in silica: used in powdered form for polishing metal