crier

Definitions

  • The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
    The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crier a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
    • n crier (formerly) an official who made public announcements
    • n crier a person who weeps
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crier One who cries; one who makes proclamation. "He openeth his mouth like a crier ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crier One who cries; one who makes an outcry or utters a public proclamation.
    • n crier Specifically— An officer whose duty is to proclaim the orders or commands of a court, announce the opening or adjournment of the court, preserve order, etc.
    • n crier One who makes public proclamation of sales, strays, lost goods, etc.; a town crier; an auctioneer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crier one who cries or proclaims, esp. an officer whose duty is to make public proclamations
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. crieur,. See Cry

Usage

In literature:

There were three or four criers, with each a slave following them, going round the bazaar at the same time.
"The Surrender of Napoleon" by Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland
It was customary to appoint a 'crier'; and Fitzjames, 'to his infinite disgust, was elected on account of his powerful voice.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
In his old age he had been appointed town's herald or crier of Haworth.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
The crier has again proclaimed Daoud as Pasha, and Saleh Beg his kaimacam or representative, till he recovers.
"Journal of a Residence at Bagdad" by Anthony Groves
She felt, too, that the town crier could truthfully announce that milady was returning to tea gowns for an indefinite period.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
Early in the morning the town crier was jingling his bell and calling upon the people to be at the Liberty Tree at the appointed hour.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The crier now passed down the village street, marshaling all the riders for the chase.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
This crier was an old man, personally much attached to Macdonald, in whom he took a lively interest.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
John West was crier and announced that the lots put up would be sold within five minutes.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Sometimes, for a change from the town-crier, mums calls me a man-milliner.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
VOICE OF THE CRIER (distant and ringing).
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
After some days the dead woman's father and mother and all her people sent round a crier with a drum to try and find her.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
A new town crier will arrive when the spirit moves.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
When they hold out a hand to the needy they sound a trumpet; when they invite to a love-feast they engage a crier.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Pretty soon the town crier went by.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
After an hour, a crier came running through the glade to read another message received from the sky-fleet.
"The Ties That Bind" by Walter Miller
We must send the town-crier with his bell after them, if they are not found up there!
"Holiday House" by Catherine Sinclair
Had a dog as strangely disappeared, the public crier would have proclaimed him through the streets.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
As soon as we had eaten, White Wolf sent out a crier to call in the chiefs and a few of the foremost warriors of the village.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
In our family we don't send the public crier about to announce our affairs.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

Who in a house of glass would dwell,
With curious eyes at every pane?
To ring him in and out again,
Who wants the public crier's bell?
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They say that in his prime,
Ere the pruning-knife of Time
Cut him down,
Not a better man was found
By the Crier on his round
Through the town.
"The Last Leaf" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The camel snorts. He won't get up. .
His grumbling flanks are heaving. Give him
A kick?.. The criers' calls atop
The mosques dawn's sleepy streets enliven.
""The camel snorts. He won't get up"" by Ivan Bunin
Take your bell, take your bell,
Good Crier, and tell
To the Bulls and the Bears, till their ears are stunn'd,
That, lost or stolen,
Or fall'n through a hole in
The Treasury floor, is the Sinking Fund!
"The Sinking Fund Cried" by Thomas Moore
None knew how, with prayer and fasting still,
He strove in the bonds of his evil will;
But he shook himself like Samson at length,
And girded anew his loins of strength,
And bade the crier go up and down
And call together the wondering town.
"John Underhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Sarah Feinstein always said that we need a town crier who would go out on horseback just like they did 200 years ago.
Peck the Town Crier a mystical soldier of writing new shit.
Through Dec 12 the Town Crier will be profiling each group and its program needs.
Who is Alexandria's town crier.
EAST VILLAGE;Homeless Man, Local Town Crier, Faces 'Eviction'.
Photo special to the Town Crier Monica Mattiussi, a sophomore at Cardinal Mooney High School and featured twirler , recently attended the Marching Auxiliaries Regional Competition at Westerville Central High School near Columbus.
Photos by Jeffrey A Wilson, Town Crier.
Special to the Town Crier The Rev.
Courtesy of Town Crier Bakery Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:14 am.
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World champion town crier Chris Whyman keeps all in Kingston informed, as TheStar.com's Adrian Brijbassi found out.
FILE ** The town crier, played by volunteer Stephen Fahy, prepares more.
When Phil Ciganer opened the Towne Crier Café in Dutchess County in 1972, folk singer Richie Havens was 31.
Photo special to the Town Crier Boardman High School juniors Travis Filicky and Georgia Kasamias have been named winners of this year's Law Day Essay Contest from the Mahoning County Bar Association.
Photo special to the Town Crier The Thunder Elite girls fast pitch softball team Grimes 12-and-under (Blue), won the 2010 "Nail-biter" NSA World Series Qualifier tournament in North Ridgeville, finishing a perfect 6-0 for the weekend.
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