• WordNet 3.6
    • n wailer a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wailer One who wails or laments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wailer One who wails or laments; a professional mourner.
    • n wailer In coal-mining, a boy who picks out from the coal in the cars the bits of slate and any other rubbish which may have got mixed with it.
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In literature:

The distracted gaze had gone from her eyes, and she listened without a tremor to the voices of the wailers behind.
"Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Those who are loved by celestials or demons become, in folk tales, melancholy wanderers and "night wailers".
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
O delved gold the wailers heap!
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
Marie took the poor wailer from her with a divine motion and carried it to the hearth.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Already the hired wailers filled Jairus' house.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
After weeping over her dead body he sets out in search of a Wailer.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
The wailers at the wall of Jerusalem to-day never forget it.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
More wailers followed, then came the wives.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Behind come the women relatives and the hired wailers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
O delved gold, the wailers heap!
"London Days" by Arthur Warren

In poetry:

“Was it well, O you wandering wailer,
Abandoned in terrible space,
To halt on the highway to Heaven
Because of a glittering face?”
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Original Wailers deliver classic roots-and-culture reggae .
Bunny Wailer 's reggae legacy.
The Wailers ' history—including Bunny Wailer 's participation in the first two groundbreaking albums for Island, Catch A Fire and Burnin' (both released in 1973)—is well documented, as is Wailer 's departure.
The Original Wailers will be in town Friday at the Griffin.
Bob Marley performs live on stage with the Wailers in 1976 in Voorburg, Holland.
Island, 1973 Righteous and seriously in the pocket, this is the last Wailers album with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
Wailers, Little Feat and more.
Reggae legends The Wailers headline fifth annual MainX24 concert.
Lightning 100 wants to send you to Marathon Music Works One Year Birthday Bash featuring The Wailers for free on November 7th.
The Wailers perform at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk on May 16.
Introducing The New DPS Wailer 112RP.
The Wailers recreate 'Exodus,' Exhorder, a hip-hop benefit and more music for Sat.
The Wailers Live At The Castle buy it.