Starcher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Starcher One who starches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n starcher One who starches, or whose occupation it is to starch: as, a clear-starcher.
    • n starcher In laundry-work, a machine for saturating collars, cuffs, and parts of shirts and other garments with hot starch, preparatory to passing them through an ironing-machine. The simplest machine is a tumbling-barrel in which collars and cuffs are placed with a small quantity of starch, the rolling motion of the barrel distributing the starch over the goods. In more complicated machines the goods are fed to endless tapes or conveyers of some openwork fabric, and carried through a tank holding starch, and then between stripping-rolls which remove the surplus starch. In other machines distributing-rolls spread the starch on the goods.
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Usage

In literature:

He would next go on the starcher, and later he would go into the loom room.
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
I'm getting to be a famous clear-starcher.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
He wore no gills; and his neatly tied starcher had a white ground with small black spots, about the size of currants.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
We are not just plain boilers and starchers; we are fancy ironers.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
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In news:

Dan Starcher photo/www.buydrphotos.com Norwayne's fans had a lot of reasons to cheer as they won Friday night 64-0.
Dan Starcher photo/www.buydrphotos.com ROSE SALE.
Donald "Dale" Starcher , 76, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday evening, August 28, 2012 at Hubbard House West in South Charleston following a long illness.
Sept 20, 2012 11:10 a.m. Dale was born May 3, 1936 near Given in Putnam County, son of the late Clair and Anna Pennington Starcher .
Starcher , 71, of Marietta, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 7, 2012) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Sept 3, 1940, in Waterford, Ohio to James and Agatha Crosby Starcher .
Jade Lynn Starcher, 3, Ashland.
Jade Lynn Starcher, 3, of Ashland passed away, Friday, Dec 7, 2012, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
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