reefer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reefer marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reefer A close-fitting lacket or short coat of thick cloth.
    • Reefer (Naut) One who reefs; -- a name often given to midshipmen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reefer An oyster that grows on reefs in the wild or untransplanted state; a reef-oyster.
    • n reefer One who reefs: a name familiarly applied to midshipmen, because they attended in the tops during the operation of reefing.
    • n reefer A short coat or jacket worn by sailors and fishermen, and copied for general use by the fashions of 1888–90.
    • n reefer In mining, one who reefs; one who takes out ore-rock; a quartz-reefer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reefer a reef-oyster: one who reefs: a short jacket worn by sailors: a midshipman
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. reef, reef; Ice. rif, Dan. reb.

Usage

In literature:

Jet bought a reefer's jacket, a slouch hat, and such articles of underwear as might be needed.
"Messenger No. 48" by James Otis
I thought perhaps I could do it in Clifford's place, and I went out to Mr. Reid's and saw Mr. Reefer.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
If I don't get back directly, I may be left here in California, never to rise above the rank of reefer.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
When, after breakfast, he put on his reefer and over that the canvas coat, he looked and felt like a cocoon.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
I saw him come down the school-steps, stuffing something into the pocket of his reefer-jacket as he came.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
And what thought those boyish imps of reefers?
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
Lounging up the country road, with his cold, bare, dirty hands in the pockets of the borrowed reefer, he looked about with assurance.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Douglass tentatively placed his hand in the side pocket of his reefer.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
He's wearing a blue reefer with brass buttons, like myself.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
One day he asked the girls if they had met one active young reefer, who happened to belong to a distinguished family.
"Napoleon's Young Neighbor" by Helen Leah Reed
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In poetry:

—'On the foeman's deck, where a man should be,
With his sword in his hand, and his foe at his knee.
Cockswain, or boatswain, or reefer may try,
But the first man on board will be Hamilton Tighe!'
"The Legend Of Hamilton Tighe" by Richard Harris Barham

In news:

Wayward Actors Theatre Company goes green in song with Reefer Madness: The Musical.
' Reefer Madness,' by Not Another Theater Company, a mixed bag.
View full size Courtesy of Not Another Theater Company "Mary Lane (Jessee Pardee, left) cuts a rug as Jimmy Harper (Bobby Hall, right) and the kids look on in Not Another Theater Company's " Reefer Madness.
Sage Starkey (from left), John Gracey and Shannon Bilo-Zepf star in " Reefer Madness" at Theatre Downtown.
Rio Grande Reefer Rail Related Content.
Rio Grande Reefer Related Content.
Don't Fear the Reefer .
' Reefer Madness' from Theatre Downtown.
Posts Tagged ' reefer .
A colorized " Reefer Madness" will be screened with Rifftrax this Tuesday.
Get started with your new reefer owner operator trucking job.
Jimmy Harper (Kyle McMillan) and his sweetheart Mary Lane (Jenna Kase) are surrounded by " reefer zombies" in Renegade's take on the unintentionally funny '30s exploitation film " Reefer Madness.
'Morning Shift' #47: Reefer Madness.
Night of the Living Dead / Rifftrax: Reefer Madness.
Reefer Madness at Shadowbox Live.
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In science:

For the reader’s convenience we state here this theorem and reefer to Section 6 for its proof.
On the size of a finite vacant cluster of random interlacements with small intensity
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