growler

Definitions

  • THE BLACK GROWLER
    THE BLACK GROWLER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n growler a small iceberg or ice floe just large enough to be hazardous for shipping
    • n growler a speaker whose voice sounds like a growl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Growler A four-wheeled cab.
    • Growler One who growls.
    • Growler (Zoöl) The large-mouthed black bass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n growler One who growls.
    • n growler A certain fish: same as grunt, 2.
    • n growler A four-wheeled cab.
    • n growler A vessel, as a pitcher, jug, pail, or can, brought by a customer for beer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Growler one who growls: a fish of the Perch family, abundant in North American rivers, so named from the sound it emits: :
    • ns Growler (slang) a four-wheeled cab
    • ns Growler (Amer.) a jug or pitcher used for carrying beer
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. grollen, to grumble; allied to Gr. gryllizein, to grunt.

Usage

In literature:

Pa was telling Ma that you used to chase the growler when he first knew you.
"The New Pun Book" by Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey
Old Growler went to it.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now look here, Growler; I see through you!
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
NO BREAKFAST FOR GROWLER.
"Aunt Kitty's Stories" by Various
Taxicabs and "growlers" were mixed in apparently inextricable confusion.
"The Man Who Knew" by Edgar Wallace
There are also too many "civil growlers" of the same kidney.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
You don't even know what a growler is.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
But after the last funeral the Fat One never again carried the growler.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
We can give Mr. Bradshaw a lift as far as he goes, and then he can take the growler on.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
The other names were Jenny, Capitan, and Growler.
"The Hunter Cats of Connorloa" by Helen Jackson
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In poetry:

J--See Catherine comes! To her, to her,
Let each his several miseries refer;
She shall decide whose woes are least or worst,
And which, as growler, shall rank last or first.
"Eclogue:Composed at Cannes, December 9th, 1867" by Edward Lear

In news:

The story goes that Charlie's dad told him about the small metal pails full of beer people used to take home from the tavern way back in the day, called growlers .
A growler of iced coffee at Nolita Mart and Espresso Bar.
Monday through Friday 4 to 7: $2 growler refills, $3-5 drafts, $2 off wine by the glass.
The US Navy plans to achieve initial operational capability of the Next Generation Jammer on the EA-18G Growler in 2020.
10 Best Hipster Halloween Costumes From the Growlers' Beach Goth Party.
Market Garden giving away free growlers on Sunday.
Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland is offering an interesting promotion: a free growler on Super Bowl Sunday.
Battle brews over Nob Hill growlers.
Laura Bell of Bell's Brewery Inc shares updates on Eccentric Day, Oberon release, growlers.
USN Growlers Fly to Australia for Exercise.
Saturday afternoon in the new location of Yazoo Brewery, corner of Division and Overton, around the corner from the Gulch, found a good crowd in the spacious room, lining up for growlers and samplers.
A 32-ounce growler from Brewforia.
INTERVIEWS Watch the Growlers Throw a Beach Goth Party in 'Row' Video.
The Growlers perform "Row" from 'Hung at Heart'.
Feast of the Seven Dogfishes at Growlers Beer Bistro .
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