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scissors-grinder

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation is the grinding of scissors.
  • n. The European goatsucker, Caprimulgus europæus.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As he was going through the last village, there stood a scissors-grinder with his barrow; as his wheel whirred he sang — -

    Household Tales

  • Noted people in a town, -- as the town-crier, the old fruit-man, the constable, the oyster-seller, the fish-man, the scissors-grinder, etc.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

  • As he came to the last village he saw a scissors-grinder, with his wheel, working away and singing --

    Folk-lore and Legends: German

  • There was a group of shabbily dressed men smoking and laughing in a corner, a scissors-grinder with his wheel, two guardsmen who were flirt - ing with a nurse-girl, and several well-dressed young men who were lounging up and down with cigars in their mouths.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • This second _communiqué_ comes to us direct from Madame Coutant's, where a triumvirate composed of the scissors-grinder, the woman-who-rents-chairs-in-St.

    With Those Who Wait

  • The candlestick-maker produces a sonorous peal from two copper candlesticks, the scissors-grinder whistles on his flute ....

    Caesar or Nothing

  • “I have one thing in the world left ” only one; it is my scissors-grinder.

    From the Bottom Up

  • When he was able to get out again, he came back dragging up the rickety old stairs a scissors-grinder.

    From the Bottom Up

  • ” “Yes, ” answered the scissors-grinder, “the trade has a golden foundation.

    Hans in Luck

  • Also, at this minute, I hear below me on the street the flat bell of the scissors-grinder.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

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