maltster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maltster a maker of malt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maltster A maltman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maltster A maker of or dealer in malt. Rarely also malter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Maltster one whose trade or occupation it is to make malt (-ster was up to the end of the 13th century a feminine affix)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mealt, pa.t. of meltan, to soften; cf. Ger. malz.

Usage

In literature:

The maltster's lack of teeth appeared not to sensibly diminish his powers as a mill.
"Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
The crimson maltster winked to the Spark at hearing the nature of the apology, and the surgeon began.
"A Group of Noble Dames" by Thomas Hardy
That respectable miller and maltster had left Tom behind, and driven homeward in a state of great mental satisfaction.
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
Audley's seconder, a burly and important maltster, struck a bolder key.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There must be few who have not heard of the Irishman who was hired by a Yarmouth maltster to help in loading a ship.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
Of this sum the brewers paid L9,518, the maltsters L425, beer dealers L2,245, and beer retailers L7,161.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
And the maltsters find it almost impossible to get six-rowed barley weighing 48 lbs.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
On the local requirements Mr. Foster the maltster was a very Baedeker.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
The maltster's charge for converting a barrel of barley into malt is about 4s.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
These are the merchants and millers and maltsters of Mark-lane.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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