Definitions

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  • n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Quoth one, “In my judgment, the dyer is bound to indemnify the ass-driver.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But this dyer was my comrade and neighbour in the city of

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Those who cannot use malachite green on account of its dearness, dye blue with the plant called dyer's weed, and thus obtain a most vivid green.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The whitster meant what we should now call a dyer and cleaner.

    The King's Daughters

  • The dyer was a swindler and a liar, an exceeding wicked wight, as if indeed his head-temples were hewn out of a boulder rock or fashioned of the threshold of a Jewish synagogue, nor was he ashamed of any shameful work he wrought amongst the folk.

    Arabian nights. English

  • “My lords, ” an old woman was saying, whose face and shape generally was so muffled in her garments that she looked like an animated heap of rags; “my lords, the thing is as true as that I am La Falourdel, for forty years a householder on the Pont Saint-Michel, and paying regularly all rents and dues and ground taxes—the door opposite to the house of Tassin-Caillart, the dyer, which is on the side looking up the river.

    I. The Crown Piece Changed into a Withered Leaf. Book VIII

  • 'I think ye'd have to sind Gin'ral Merceer's to th' dyer's, 'I says.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • McCain is calling for a "suspension of his campaign so he can ride his white horse back to the capital, frollick hand in hand with everyone to get this" dyer "sitatuation, WHICH THEY, AND THEY being our corrupt officials, have created irresponsibly.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • McCain is calling for a "suspension of his campaign so he can ride his white horse back to the capital, frollick hand in hand with everyone to get this" dyer "sitatuation UNDER CONTROL … ..,

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

  • It's a hopeless case: Barak the dyer watches telly with the remote in his hand; his peroxide-blond wife lies on the conjugal bed fully dressed, face to the wall.

    Die Frau ohne Schatten; BBC Proms 61 & 62 – review

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  • That is brilliant!

    March 20, 2009

  • An epitaph for Mr Dyer:

    Dyer by name, and a dyer by trade,
    Of a dire disease he a die-er was made.
    But mark you well, what seems very quaint:
    A die-er was he of a liver complaint.

    March 20, 2009