from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who adorns

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun He who, or that which, adorns; a beautifier.

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  • noun One who places adornments, who adorns.


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  • This was very much in character with her native name Teuila, the adorner of the ugly — so of course this was the point of her verse and at a given moment all the performers displayed the rings upon their fingers.

    Vailima Letters 2005

  • Yes, this is the earth; there is no change — no ruin — no rent made in her verdurous expanse; she continues to wheel round and round, with alternate night and day, through the sky, though man is not her adorner or inhabitant.

    The Last Man 2003

  • Probably until within a very few centuries, time had been, simply and alone, the "beautifier of the dead," "adorner of the ruin," and, but for the vandalism of a few barbarians, we might have gazed on the remains of former greatness without an emotion except of admiration for the genius by which they were created.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852 Various

  • The legislator’s place is thus usurped by the sophist, the false reasoner, in deliberative assemblies; that of the judge by the rhetorician or pleader; the medical adviser is supplanted by the purveyor of luxuries, and the gymnastic teacher by the adorner of the person.

    Antony Plutarch 1909

  • He was a mighty builder and splendid adorner of cities; all that remained unsystematized in the Augustan system, he reduced to perfect system and order.

    The Crest-Wave of Evolution A Course of Lectures in History, Given to the Graduates' Class in the Raja-Yoga College, Point Loma, in the College-Year 1918-19 Kenneth Morris 1908

  • He tried to make out the design that had once colored the faded carpet on the floor, and wondered about the dead artist in Japan, the adorner of his bureau.

    The Hill of Dreams Arthur Machen 1905

  • Aretino than one would expect an adorner of altars to be.

    A Wanderer in Venice Harry [Illustrator] Morley 1903

  • When one day, a Persian conqueror -- Cyrus -- entered the precincts of E-Sagila, his first step was to acknowledge Marduk and Nabu as the supreme powers in the world; and the successors of Alexander continue to glory in the title 'adorner of

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow 1891

  • Furthermore, to prevent the singers from spoiling his melodies with their florid additions, "he supplied his own decorations, and made them so elaborate that the most skilled adorner would have found it difficult to add to them" (Edwards).

    Chopin and Other Musical Essays Henry Theophilus Finck 1890

  • Livia, besides endless keepers of her robes and folders of her clothes -- a special office -- and hairdressers, perfumers, jewellers and shoe keepers, had a special adorner of her ears, a keeper of her chair and a governess for her favourite lap-dog.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome 1881


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