Limmer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Limmer A limehound; a leamer.
    • Limmer A low, base fellow; also, a prostitute. "Thieves, limmers , and broken men of the Highlands."
    • Limmer (Naut) A man rope at the side of a ladder.
    • Limmer (Zoöl) A mongrel, as a cross between the mastiff and hound.
    • a Limmer lĭm"mẽr Limber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • limmer An obsolete or dialectal form of limber.
    • n limmer A dialectal variant of limber.
    • n limmer Nautical, a man-rope at the side of a ladder.
    • n limmer A limehound; in general, a hound; in a later use, a mongrel hound.
    • n limmer Hence A low, base, or worthless person; a scoundrel; as applied to a woman, in a milder sense, a jade.
    • limmer Base; low.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Limmer lim′ėr a mongrel-hound: a base person, esp. a jade.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. limier,. See Leamer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. liemierliem, a leash.

Usage

In literature:

What is known in Scotland as a 'limmer,' obviously.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
LIMMER, a loose woman, a jade.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Ye'll be efter that vile limmer that's turnt my honest hoose intil a sty this last fortnicht.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
The Clarendon, Limmer's, Ibbetson's, Fladong's, Stephens', and Grillon's, were the fashionable hotels.
"Reminiscences of Captain Gronow" by Rees Howell Gronow
LIMMER, a hussy, a jade.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Grizzel, ye limmer, gang to the door.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
I daur ye, limmers that ye are, to name sic a word at my door-cheek!
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
I daur ye, limmers that ye are, to name sic a word at my door-cheek!
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Leaving Limmer's, Randal hastened to Frank's rooms in St. James's Street.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
You're a thrawn limmer, that's what you are.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
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In poetry:

Come in the hoose this moment, paidlin' oot there in the rain,
An', losh me! but ae buitie on, ye limmer o' a wean;
Come in an' tell me, if ye can, what great delicht ye tak'
In paidlin' in the siver till your face is perfect black?
"The Paidlin' Wean" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Ally Limmer is selected as our scholar athlete for January 29, 2012.
Relics Home Photograph by Artie Limmer.
Nest Interiors Photograph by Artie Limmer.
Silo Elevated Cuisine, San Antonio Photograph by Artie Limmer.
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In science:

We thank Wolfgang Limmer for thorough proofreading of the manuscript and help in editing.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
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