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  • noun Plural form of christener.


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  • One day the christeners of apartment-houses and the cognominators of sleeping-cars will meet, and there will be some jealous and sanguinary knifing.

    The Trimmed Lamp, and other Stories of the Four Million O. Henry 1886

  • O ye wise and revered ones, ye christeners of animals, I am willing, in my study, to make use -- but not undue use -- of your harsh terminology, with its conglomeration of syllables; but there is a danger of their leaving the sanctum and appearing before the public, which is always ready to show its lack of deference for terms that do not respect its ears.

    The Life of the fly; with which are interspersed some chapters of autobiography Jean-Henri Fabre 1869


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