Scissors grinder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scissors grinder (Zoöl) the European goatsucker.
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Usage

In literature:

He is a scissors-grinder it seems, and rang to know if I had a job for him.
"The Stark Munro Letters" by J. Stark Munro
An Italian scissors-grinder wanted a job.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
When he was able to get out again, he came back dragging up the rickety old stairs a scissors-grinder.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
A proper scissors-grinder is the sort of man who, whenever he puts his hand in his pocket, finds money there.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
The scissors-grinder wrinkled his nose and twinkled his eyes.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
That nurse Bea engaged has a voice like a scissors grinder in action.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
When he was able to get out again, he came back, dragging up the rickety old stairs a scissors-grinder.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
Peter Mike spent the afternoon in following the scissor-grinder from place to place.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
One of these was a scissors-grinder, whose wife was a mulatto.
"The Man with the Book" by John Matthias Weylland
Near him on the dusty grass lay a scissor-grinder's wheel.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
He is a scissors-grinder.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
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