Wind-sucker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wind-sucker (Far) A horse given to wind-sucking
    • Wind-sucker (Zoöl) The kestrel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wind-sucker The wind-hover or kestrel.
    • n wind-sucker A person ready to pounce on any one, or on any blemish or weak point.
    • n wind-sucker A crib-biter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wind-sucker the kestrel: a critic ready to fasten on any weak spot, however small or unimportant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wind; Ice. vindr, Ger. wind, L. ventus, Gr. aētēs, Sans. vāta, wind.

Usage

In literature:

When he reached the place where Wind Sucker lived, he looked into his mouth and saw there many dead people.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
You're just like a pack of octopuses, winding one in their suckers.
"The Twilight of the Souls" by Louis Couperus
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In news:

Film critics have either been suckered in by its gimmick ( Being John Malkovich screenwriter Charlie Kaufman can't adapt a book for the big screen and winds up writing himself into his screenplay, genius.
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