laugher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n laugher an easy victory
    • n laugher a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Laugher A blatantly false statement, especially a self-serving one.
    • Laugher A contest in which one side wins easily; a lopsided victory.
    • Laugher A variety of the domestic pigeon.
    • Laugher One who laughs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laugher One who laughs or is given to merriment; rarely, a scoffer.
    • n laugher A domestic pigeon of a breed so named from their notes.
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Usage

In literature:

He did not talk much but was a good listener and a hearty laugher at the stories George Bleinstein related.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The artists saw only the merits of the picture, the laughers looked only to the joke.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
But it is not from the laughers alone that the philosophy of history is to be learned.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
The trumpeter and laugher, as their names express, utter a very different coo from the other breeds.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Loudest and brightest of all the laughers was Diana.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
The beaks of spots, swallows, and laughers are only a very little shorter, or of the same proportional length, but slenderer.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
He looked a nasty customer to tackle now, but the laugher on the sofa merely subsided into a friendly smile.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
Let the laughers laugh.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Laughter is, then, in its essence and origin, a communication or expression to others of the joyous mood of the laugher.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
How quickly their laugh recoiled on those early laughers!
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
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In poetry:

Yet for a while
Thwart me, O boulders;
I need for laugher
Your serious shoulders.
"The Stream’s Song" by Lascelles Abercrombie
I met the merry laugher on the down,
Bezide her mother, on the path to town,
An' oh! her sheäpe wer comely to the zight,
But wordless then wer she a-vound to me.
"To Me" by William Barnes
No more with laugher at Thalia's frolics
Our eyes shall twinkle till the tears run down,
But in her place the lecturer on hydraulics
Spout forth his watery science to the town.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There were forty that gathered where fifty had met;
Some locks had got silvered, some lives had grown sere,
But the laugh of the laughers was lusty as yet,
And the song of the singers rose ringing and clear.
"The Shadows" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Another Laugher For D' Funnybone in Futurity.
Pistons win laugher over Cleveland.
NU wins 70-46 laugher over Chicago.
Patriots rip Rams in London laugher .
Bears roll over Jacksonville in laugher .
Saratoga Special a Laugher for D' Funnybone.
They all relish a laugher .
Flacco gets some rare 4th quarter rest in laugher.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were running, dunking and cruising to a laugher of a win midway through the fourth quarter.
Pistons win laugher over Cleveland .
(AP) — It took only 52 seconds for the New England Patriots to turn this into a laugher.
Credit a Monday night laugher and a Cam Newton-led upset for the latest shakeup.
Mike Lamb provided half of Houston's runproduction in a 10-to-3 laugher over Seattle.
Baldwin Wallace rushed for 288 yards and recovered three Wilmington fumbles in a 49-17 Division III laugher over the Quakers on Homecoming Saturday in Berea.
Here's a few quick notes and quotes from a 6-2 laugher at the Phone Booth.
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