"Every alehouse resounded with the brawls of contending politicians, and as mine host's politics were of that liberal description which quarreled with no good customer, his hebdomadal visitants were often divided in their opinion as irreconcilably as if he had feasted the Common Council." _Rob Roy_ by Sir Walter Scott, ch. 4.
I have never seen this word on a vocabulary list in my life. I had no clue. I skimmed past it when I read the chapter, but Triss puzzled over it and asked for a definition. Do you know what it means?