roarer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roarer someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roarer A horse subject to roaring. See Roaring, 2.
    • Roarer A riotous fellow; a roaring boy.
    • Roarer One who, or that which, roars.
    • Roarer (Zoöl) The barn owl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roarer One who or that which roars.
    • n roarer Specifically— A noisy, riotous person; a roaring boy or girl. See roaring, p. a. [Old London slang.]
    • n roarer One who shouts or bawls.
    • n roarer A broken-winded horse. See roaring, n., 2.
    • n roarer Same as bull-roarer.
    • n roarer A gas-well from which, a large quantity of gas flows noisily.
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Usage

In literature:

P'raps he was a loafin' rowdy; p'raps a ring-tailed roarer.
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
What care these roarers for the name of king?
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
We'll build a roarer, then we can start a smaller one for cooking.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
Mr Roarer was giving his discourses on the building of Solomon's Temple.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
We'll have a roarer to-night, and that'll scare away most of the trash.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
Will you come with me, Roarer?
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
An animal that is a roarer should not be used for breeding purposes.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Mr Roarer was giving his discourses on the building of Solomon's Temple.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
What care these roarers for the name of king?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
Roarer, I ken control my appetite.
"Little Wolf" by M. A. Cornelius
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In poetry:

"Where the beggars raffle the banknotes
And the Giant is enchanting to Jack,
And the Lily-white Boy is a Roarer,
And Jill goes down on her back.
"As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden
Now call for the President's marshal again, bring out the government
cannon,
Fetch home the roarers from Congress, make another procession, guard
it with foot and dragoons.
"A Boston Ballad" by Walt Whitman
Westward, hit a low note, for a roarer lost
across the Sound but north from Bremerton,
hit a way down note.
And never cadenza again of flowers, or cost.
Him who could really do that cleared his throat
& staggered on.
"Dream Song 18: A Strut for Roethke" by John Berryman