Laster

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Laster A workman whose business it is to shape boots or shoes, or place leather smoothly, on lasts; a tool for stretching leather on a last.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laster in shoemaking:
    • n laster One who fits the parts of shoes to lasts preparatory to the subsequent operations, especially in a shoe-factory.
    • n laster A tool like a pair of pincers used in stretching the upper-leather of a boot or shoe on the last. The jaws are curved and serrated so as to grasp the leather firmly, and an angular boss is formed on one of the tongues of the pincers. The boss acts against the last as a fulcrum in stretching the leather, and is also used as a hammer for pegging the stretched leather to the last to hold it in place during the process of soling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Laster one who fits the parts of shoes to lasts: a tool for doing so
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lást, a trace.

Usage

In literature:

Hvadenten de mig roser eller laster, jeg som en hugorm er og vorder dov.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
Nahum Beals was a laster in Lloyd's.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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In poetry:

Says Polly Crump: "I'm pink an' fat,
But you are bones an' pale as plaster;
At this dam' rate you're goin' at
You'll never live to be a laster.
You'll have the daisy roots for door. . . ."
Says I: "It's 'ell to be a 'ore.
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service

In news:

Desmond Laster worked really hard Wednesday on his alibi against charges of killing two women and two children last year.
Readers criticize Gov Rick Perry, Coach Phil Bennett and Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone.
Barbara Rodgers Laster , of Palmetto, GA, was met at the gates of heaven by her husband, W.
Paul Laster writes for Flavorwire.
WICKLIFFE — Dorothy Lorene Laster , 79, of Wickliffe died at 10:42 am Monday at Lourdes hospital.
She is survived by three sons, Ronald Laster and Michael Laster , both of Barlow, and Daniel Laster of Paris, Tenn.
Elberta Cooper Laster , 86, died Sunday, Sept 9, 2012 in an Evergreen nursing home after a brief illness.
Carter Scott Laster will celebrate his first birthday May 18, 2012.
Cecile Enola Gaspard Laster , 80, a native of Cow Island and resident of Bayou Vista, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec 3, 2011, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.
Laster Plasters West Virginia Buck.
Hazel Maxine Laster , 76, died Sept 5, 2009, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.
Prior to the show, Kate Laster will host a workshop that teaches participants how to create slam poetry instantly.
The Cornersville Bulldogs notched their second straight win Monday night by defeating District foe Moore County 2-1 in their impromptu home opener behind a gutsy performance from starting pitcher Lucas Laster.
Lonnie and Pam Laster of Capistrano Beach in front of the same 1938 Chevrolet coupe that Lonnie drove while the two dated in Anaheim.
Lonnie Laster has restored classic cars for years.
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