from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who sticks up. See
to stick up.
- noun Also the meat itself: as, our sticker-up consisted only of ham.
- noun A highwayman or bush-ranger; one who sticks up and plunders mail-coaches, etc., killing his victims if necessary (?). See to
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Ah! but some sticker-up for gentility will exclaim, "The hero did not refuse this office from an insurmountable dislike to its ungentility, but merely from a feeling of principle."
The Romany Rye George Henry Borrow 1842
Ah! but some sticker-up for gentility will exclaim, 'The hero did not refuse this office from an insurmountable dislike to its ungentility, but merely from a feeling of principle.'
The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro' George Henry Borrow 1842
For the reading public I imagine this means hearing a little more each day about the nation's most famous literary prize, as the arts media gear up to the announcement live on the Ten O'Clock News, bookshops change displays, sticker-up the winning novel, and an author who may or may not have been on everyone's radar is suddenly slap bang in the middle of it and being asked to justify why.
The Penguin Blog 2008
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