loiterer

Definitions

  • Little Red Riding-Hood loiters by the way
    Little Red Riding-Hood loiters by the way
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loiterer someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loiterer An idle vagrant; a tramp.
    • Loiterer One who loiters; an idler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loiterer One who loiters; an idler.
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Usage

In literature:

Loitered in the library till dinner-time.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
As they loitered in a long shady lane Mrs. Owen made it possible for Sylvia to talk of herself.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
The woman had loitered in his path a few hours before.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
But some friendly remnants of other breeds were loitering about the town.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Mark the fellows loitering about the doors and on the stairway.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
But you will believe that I didn't loiter on that account.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
But I see I loiter on my story, which is rushing to the plunge.
"The Man Without a Country and Other Tales" by Edward E. Hale
There'll be other little girls there, Frances Westland and Helen Loiter and maybe others; you'll have a beautiful time.
"Mary Jane--Her Visit" by Clara Ingram Judson
It came to this: Would Brian prefer the rags of romantic loitering to the speed, train or otherwise, of eager affection?
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
The loitering German troops were hurried on to the rendezvous.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

And I who, fearful to be late,
Passed long since through the deerpark pale,
And loitered by the churchyard gate,
Once more exclaim, ``Hail! loved one! hail!''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Make me renounce the world and its deceits,
Its pompous pageantries and gilded baits;
Nor let me idly loiter on the road,
But haste to thee, my Saviour, and my God!
"A Prayer To Direct A Sick Man What Things Are Most Necessary For Him To Ask, And To Meditate Upon, I" by Rees Prichard
Let not thy family remain at home,
Nor during service-time behind thee stay —
Let them not loiter, near the sacred dome:
If they must play, let them the morrow play.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
And this wayside nosegay is all for me,
For me, the poet—the word sounds strong;—
Well, for him at least, whatever he be,
Who has loitered his morning away in song.
"A Country Nosegay" by Alfred Austin
The spot where I loiter'd was lonely and wild,
The bleak winds of heaven were blowing,
When I look'd on a lily of loveliest hue,
That alone and unshelter'd was growing.
"The Lily" by Caroline Fry
I HEAR no footfall beating through the dark,
A lonely gust is loitering at the pane;
There is no sound within these forests stark
Beyond a splash or two of sullen rain;
"Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Four" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Manlius, NY — A registered Level 3 sex offender was arrested Tuesday and charged with loitering near an elementary school.
Signatures Gathered Opposing Nevada City's Loitering Ordinance.
It has been only two months since the Nevada City City Council adopted a new anti- loitering ordinance and already a group has enough signatures to file a referendum petition against it.
Shop's classical music seems to cut loitering .
A convenience store in the Short North has decided to play classical music as a part of several upgrades, and customers say it is helping cut down on people who loiter around the business.
Loitering on the Fringes.
SF supes debate anti- loitering ordinance in Haight.
'Thank You for Loitering '.
So they loiter , waiting for the Olympics and the police to go away so they can catch a train out or panhandle enough money for a bus ticket.
Loitering Behind the Clean Streets.
Loitering kids are hanging out under bridges, and that, friends, calls for drastic action.
Don't bring a chair, don't loiter too long in one place and don't get in anyone's way.
The other was arrested on suspicion of loitering for the purposes of prostitution .
College-bound students had been loitering behind school before murders occurred.
Some sites are questionably billing Loiter Squad, the TV comedy debut of rambunctious rap troupe Odd Future, as a reality show.
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In science:

Gas reaching this point in the collapse enters what Bromm, Coppi & Larson (2002) term a “loitering” phase, during which cold gas accumulates in the centre of the halo but only slowly increases its density.
The First Stars
The higher critical density of HD, ncrit,HD ∼ 106 cm−3 , means that the gas does not reach the loitering phase until much later in its collapse.
The First Stars
As outlined in Section 2, the gas first passes through a “loitering” phase, during which cold gas accumulates at the centre of the minihalo.
The First Stars
The loitering phase ends and the collapse of the gas accelerates once the mass of cold gas that has accumulated exceeds the local value of the Bonnor-Ebert mass, which is around 1000 M(cid:12) in the H2 -dominated case, but only 40 M(cid:12) in the HD-dominated case.
The First Stars
Kimberly, Loitering phase in brane gas cosmology, Nucl.
Chern-Simons Modified General Relativity
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