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Glumdalclitch

A girl, nine years old, and only forty feet high, who had charge of Gulliver in Brobdingnag. (Swift: Gulliver's Travels.)

Soon as Glumdalclitch missed her pleasing care,
She wept, she blubbered, and she tore her hair.

Pope.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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