• WordNet 3.6
    • n refresher a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments
    • n refresher a drink that refreshes "he stopped at the bar for a quick refresher"
    • n refresher a fee (in addition to that marked on the brief) paid to counsel in a case that lasts more than one day
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was "The Pause That Refreshes."
    • Refresher (Law) An extra fee paid to counsel in a case that has been adjourned from one term to another, or that is unusually protracted. "Ten guineas a day is the highest refresher which a counsel can charge."
    • Refresher One who, or that which, refreshes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n refresher One who or that which refreshes, revives, or invigorates; that which refreshes the memory.
    • n refresher A fee paid to counsel for continuing attention or readiness, for the purpose of refreshing his memory as to the facts of a case before him, in the intervals of business, especially when the case is adjourned.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Refresher one who, or that which, refreshes: a fee paid to counsel for continuing his attention to a case, esp. when adjourned
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”
  • Martin Luther
    “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
  • Jane Austen
    “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
  • Margaret Fairless Barber
    Margaret Fairless Barber
    “To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
  • William Penn
    “True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”


In literature:

She taps the sources of spiritual refreshment, without parade, and rejoices in the consequent enrichment of her life.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
In order to accept the proffered refreshment, Pee-wee was compelled either to relinquish the traffic sign or the banana.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
We felt a little refreshed after that.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
At high twelve at noon, when the crafts were from labor to refreshment.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
THE JUICE OF LEMONS, ORANGES, PINE-APPLES, AND TAMARINDS, is also found to be refreshing to fever patients.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Alexander, sit with the lads and partake of refreshment while I am gone.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
This halt for refreshment was also a halt for repose.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
He then whispered, 'Its shade is refreshing.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
Sometimes the refreshments are served in the parlors, and are handed to the guests by the servants.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
These are the times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond

In poetry:

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.
"There Shall Be Showers of Blessing" by Daniel Webster Moody
Send refreshing, send refreshing,
From Thy presence, gracious Lord!
Send refreshing, send refreshing,
And revive us by Thy Word!
"Oh, Revive Us" by Daniel Webster Moody
You stand on high
not blushing before the living God,
and you cover all with refreshing dew:
let us praise God with these words:
"O Presul Vere Civitatis" by Hildegard von Bingen
The air serene, the sun did shine,
In his full strength and power;
With scorching heat the earth did pine
For a refreshing shower.
"A Few Lines Concerning The Weather, In 1818" by Susannah Hawkins
Oh Heaven! the soft refreshing gale
It breathes into my breast!
My sunk eye gleams; my cheek, so pale,
Is with new colours dress'd.
"To The Morning" by Henry Kirke White
Let winds that blow from heaven refresh,
Dear Lord, the languid air;
And let the weakness of the flesh
Thy strength of spirit share.
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

London real estate firm Criterion Capital has hired John Doe to work on the brand refresh of the London Trocadero.
Refreshment on the streets of New Orleans.
These twin cafes offer refreshment, enlightenment and prime people-watching in Paris' Marais.
With a "little extra care" your tired fescue lawn can look totally refreshed in just a few weeks.
Dec 22, 2011 by Ruth Kinzey in Refresh.
The recent lighting of Jet Blue's Long Island City nighttime sign represents a refreshing change of attitudes.
Check out WQXR's refreshed website and download the new mobile app.
Rather than buying new, consider refreshing or upgrading furnishings, equipment and features you already have.
Or, follow our spritzer how-to for a refreshing take on a party favorite.
Fruity wine drink from Spain refreshes year-round.
One moment, the guys at Google can do no wrong -- great company, great product, great corporate culture, strong financials, a refreshing approach to business and investor relations.
View their art and enjoy chocolate and refreshments from 5 to 7 pm Friday, Nov 2 at the gallery, located at 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor.
All 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space received floor-to-ceiling refreshments.
This Thursday Kennett (808 S. 2nd St.) will be hosting cocktail duo Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal for an evening of Rickey refreshment.
A nice cool treat is always refreshing when the heat is on, Mr Food has just the thing.

In science:

Let us refresh our memory as to the purpose of studying Thorne’s generalized solution to the linearized Einstein equations, and our introduction of the concept of the weak field zone boundary.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
These should arise from emission by the reverse shocks that form in the refreshed shocks.
The Variable Light Curve of GRB 030329: The Case for Refreshed Shocks
Fig. 2.— A schematic diagram that describes the refreshed shocks scenario after a jet break.
The Variable Light Curve of GRB 030329: The Case for Refreshed Shocks
The relaxation times are given in MC sweeps, where one sweep corresponds to refreshing of each spin.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
In particular, the WL algorithm is one of the most refreshing variations of the Monte Carlo simulation methods introduced in the last years.
Quenched bond randomness in marginal and non-marginal Ising spin models in 2D