stuffer

Definitions

  • Sausage stuffer, early 19th century
    Sausage stuffer, early 19th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stuffer an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail
    • n stuffer a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stuffer One who, or that which, stuffs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stuffer One who stuffs, or does anything called stuffing: as, a bird-stuffer; a ballot-box stuffer.
    • n stuffer That which stuffs; specifically, a machine or an instrument for performing any stuffing operation: as, a sausage-stuffer; a stuffer for horse-collars.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stuffer one who stuffs, esp. the skins of animals
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Quotations

  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field
    “A mighty good sausage stuffer was spoiled when the man became a poet.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estoffe (Fr. étoffe)—L. stuppa, tow.

Usage

In literature:

Go to Billie Gray, the notorious ballot box stuffer!
"The Vision Spendid" by William MacLeod Raine
The third house on the right-hand side is a bird-stuffer's: Sherman is the name.
"The Sign of the Four" by Arthur Conan Doyle
She will copy him, and send him to the bird-stuffer.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. I)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
At the polling station he made casual inquiries, but the ballot-box stuffer for some time had not been seen.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
In addition to the grinder you will need a stuffer attachment which costs very little.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
It was first reported to me by Mr. Jago, the bird-stuffer in Guernsey.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
Only Stuffer Singleton was up, reading a novel by the light of a wax-candle he had smuggled up to the room.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
The stuffer was ten feet long.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Some of our best bird-stuffers have no more notion of what a bird is like in real life than a baby.
"Nat the Naturalist" by G. Manville Fenn
The remainder of filling, usually chopped tow, is placed with fingers, forceps, and stuffers.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
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In news:

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It comes in a cute Nutcracker canister, perfect for a stocking stuffer.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer but can't choose from the glut of holiday-themed albums.
I Love FC / Stocking Stuffer Style.
Sure-fire stocking stuffers Holiday Guide.
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