• English Setter
    English Setter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n setter a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
    • n setter one who sets written material into type
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Setter (Zoöl) A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching.
    • Setter (Pottery) A shallow seggar for porcelain.
    • Setter An adornment; a decoration; -- with off. "They come as . . . setters off of thy graces."
    • Setter One who adapts words to music in composition.
    • Setter One who hunts victims for sharpers.
    • Setter One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth.
    • v. t Setter To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n setter One who or that which sets: as, a setter of precious stones; a setter of type (a compositor); a setter of music to words (a musical composer): chiefly in composition. Specifically
    • n setter In the game of hazard. See hazard, 1.
    • n setter An implement or any object used in or for setting. Specifically
    • n setter A kind of hunting-dog, named from its original habit of setting or crouching when it scented game. These dogs are now, however, trained to stand rigidly when they have found game. The setter is of about the same size and form as the pointer, from which it differs chiefly in the length of the coat. The ears are well fringed with long hair, and the tail and hind legs are fringed or feathered with hair still longer than that on the ears. There are three distinct varieties of setters—the Irish, which are of a solid dark mahogany-red color; the Gordon, black with red or tan marks on each side of the muzzle from set on of neck to nose, on the hind legs below the hocks, and on the fore legs below the knees; and the English, which are divided into two classes, Llewelyns and Laveracks, the former being black, white, and tan in color, the latter black and white.
    • n setter A man who is considered as performing the office of a setting-dog—that is, who seeks out and indicates to his confederates persons to be plundered.
    • setter To cut the dewlap of (an ox or a cow), helleboraster, or setter-wort, being put into the cut, and an issue thereby made for ill-humors to vent themselves. Compare setterwort.
    • n setter A machine for setting out hides. See to set out .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Setter set′ėr one who sets, as music to words: a dog which crouches when it scents the game: one who finds out the victims for thieves
    • v.t Setter set′ėr (prov.) to cut an ox's dewlap, and treat with a seton
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In literature:

Content ye with all miseries, you carvers of gold, and setters of precious stones.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
I found dear old Belle, the setter, shaking herself and looking at me reproachfully.
"The World I Live In" by Helen Keller
The omnipotent setter of limits, Death, freezes the tuneful tongue, unnerves the critical hand, from which the terrible pen drops into dust.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
Regulate with the broad end of the setter, and draw or push through the soundhole on either side, as may be necessary.
"Violin Making" by Walter H. Mayson
I've hunted with a good setter, and know what a dog's scent is.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
SETTERS, degeneration of, in India, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Ye was always sech a fine layer an' a right smart setter!
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The man in front of me stiffened slightly like a well-trained setter and the corporal behind me pinched my leg in the height of his exultation.
"From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade" by Frederic C. Curry
These noble animals seemed to be endowed for the time with the instinct of setter dogs.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
By the middle of the Tertiary this ancestral horse has risen in height until he is taller and heavier than a setter dog.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker

In news:

French, a 5-foot-9 setter from Lethbridge, Alberta, earned first-team all-star honors in the Southern Alberta High School League in 2011 and 2012.
Lin you chun hair trend setter .
Jet- Setter : Mario Grauso.
Rangers' Jordan tabbed NWAACC setter of the week.
Olympic College's Jaclyn Jordan, a sophomore from Port Orchard, was named the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges setter of the week Thursday.
Jordan was also named the North Region setter .
Freshman Jenni Baumer (left) bumps to the setter , while Liz Luginbill awaits the play.
Justin Smith as the tone setter .
Fresh & Easy a Trend- Setter .
Texas A&M-CC setter Bourque earns all-Southland honors.
Former UNO setter Jaci Bayley Receives Medal at Montenegro Cup Championship.
Features showcased on the hydrant setter include: paddles and triangle are made of 3/8-inch flat steel.
Abbie Younkin, Camas High School setter .
Bednar, Pierz rally past Holdingford in five- setter .

In science:

To address these issues we have introduced in the TFOAM class a new switch m OptVert and corresponding setter method SetOptVert( int ) .
Upgrade of the Cellular General Purpose Monte Carlo Tool FOAM to version 2.06
The skeleton Java classes contain no program logic – apart from simple getter and setter methods.
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system
The lens structure, also known as a functional reference or an accessor, is defined as a pair of a getter and a setter functions for a structure of type α and a substructure of type β . type wrappers and unwrappers in order to clarify the real content of the functions.
Functor is to Lens as Applicative is to Biplate: Introducing Multiplate
The phone lens pairs up the getter and setter functions to access to a single Address into one Store PhoneNumber Address comonadic value.
Functor is to Lens as Applicative is to Biplate: Introducing Multiplate
Given a lens we can retrieve the getter and setter functions. lens ; (α → β ) → (α → β → α) → Lens α β lens gt st  λa→ Store (st a) (gt a) Conversely, given getter and setter functions we can build a lens.
Functor is to Lens as Applicative is to Biplate: Introducing Multiplate