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Privolvans'

The antagonists of the Subvolvans, in S. Butler's satirical poem called The Elephant in the Moon.

These, silly ranting Privolyans
Have every summer their campaigns,
And muster like the warlike sons
Of Rawhead and of Bloodybones.

v. 85. etc.

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