• Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater
    Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eater any green goods that are good to eat "these apples are good eaters"
    • n eater someone who consumes food for nourishment
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ant-eater Ant-eater
Makoma throws his hammer at the fire-eater Makoma throws his hammer at the fire-eater

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "moose" comes from the native Algonquian Indian word meaning "twig eater."
    • n Eater ēt"ẽr One who, or that which, eats.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The biggest candy eaters are the Dutch, who average 65 pounds of candy per person in a year
    • n eater One who eats; specifically, a menial; a servant. Compare beef-eater.
    • n eater That which eats or corrodes; a corrosive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 71% of American chocolate eaters prefer to eat milk chocolate
    • Eater one who, or that which, eats or corrodes
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  • Eugene O'Neill
    Eugene O'Neill
    “One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. etan; cf. Ger. essen, Ice. eta, L. edĕre, Gr. edein.


In literature:

Now one of the bang-eaters had partaken of everything, and some of the food remained about his mouth and on his beard.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
Touracou, or Plantain-Eater Africa.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Coleridge, as an opium-eater, is the only individual worthy of notice in the same connection.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
A man-eater was the chief of this place.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
They are terrible rope-eaters, cloth-eaters, anything to eat, though they are not hungry.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Nabuchodonosor, eater of grass, what is he?
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
On the tenth day they reached the Land of the Lotus Eaters.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
And now let us see what the "eaters of pemmican" proceeded to do after their forcible occupation of Fort Garry.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
Being, as I am, their mouth, how am I to be an eater of all things (clean and unclean)?
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
He flaunted his views in the faces of the fire-eaters.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson

In poetry:

He hears the hail of Siren bands
From headlands sunset-kissed;
The Lotus-eaters wave pale hands
Within a land of mist.
"Argonauts" by Madison Julius Cawein
I hear the wild Rice-Eater thresh
The grain he has not sown;
I see, with flashing scythe of fire,
The prairie harvest mown!
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Eater of men, old raven, come this way,
And with thine iron bill open my breast:
To-morrow find us where we lie to-day,
And bear my heart to her that I love best.
"Hialmar speaks to the Raven: From Leconte de Lisle" by James Elroy Flecker
Put back the clock of time a thousand years,
And make our Europe, once the world's proud Queen,
A shrieking strumpet, furious fratricide,
Eater of entrails, wallowing obscene
"A Curse For Kings" by Vachel Lindsay
Captain Ward walked the deck with a firm tread,
When a shot from the enemy pierced the ship's side above his head;
And with a splinter Bill Bowls was wounded on the left arm,
And he cried, Death to the frog-eaters! they have done me little harm.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall
Captain Ward walked the deck with a firm tread,
When a shot from the enemy pierced the ship, yet he felt no dread;
But with a splinter Bill Bowls was wounded on the left arm,
And he cried, "Death to the frog-eaters, they have done me little harm."
"The Death of Captain Ward" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

An eater 's tour of Paris and Provence.
Man- eater : Hall bitten by Oates.
How to become a healthy eater .
Yankees captain laughs off Post's 'Derek Eater ' photo.
Bug eater 's cause of death released.
Say hello to new Eater San Diego blog.
San Diego gets its own Eater blog this month (sd. eater .com).
Kafko Int'l launches Oil Eater Naturals.
Competitive Eater To Hold Hot Dog Contest For American Red Cross.
Meat Eater ' and 'My Heart Is an Idiot.
Will Feds Go After Dead-Dove Eater .
J-Si's Blog: I am a professional free eater .
Which hotel eateries made Eater .com's New York restaurant list.
Cockroach Eater 's Death Still A Mystery.
New twist on 'pumpkin eater '.

In science:

These results reinforce the hypothesis that not all users are interested in the same articles even within a certain newsgroup (e.g., consider a vegetarian vs. a meat-eater in
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
In the ideal case the, spectral efficiency factor is always gr eater than unity.
Capacity and Spectral Efficiency of Interference Avoiding Cognitive Radio with Imperfect Detection
Strictly speaking, this construction yields the twist eaters in a representation in which the twist tensor is skewdiagonal: n = iLσ2 ⊗ 12 .
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
The second class is given by constant non-abelian matrices: twist eaters.
Yang-Mills Fields on the 4-dimensional torus. Part I: Classical Theory
A class of solutions which plays an important role in the following are the so-called twist eaters or twist eating solutions.
Yang-Mills Fields on the 4-dimensional torus. Part I: Classical Theory