stayer

Definitions

  • Private Stayer will not be able to sing
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stayer a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance "the horse that won the race is a good stayer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stayer stā"ẽr One who upholds or supports that which props; one who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains; also, colloquially, a horse, man, etc., that has endurance, as in a race.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stayer One who supports or upholds; a supporter; a backer.
    • n stayer One who or that which stops or restrains.
    • n stayer One who stays or remains: as, a stayer at home.
    • n stayer One who has sufficient endurance to hold out to the end; a person or an animal of staying qualities, as in racing or any kind of contest; one who does not readily give in through weakness or lack of perseverance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stayer one who, or that which, stops, holds, or supports: a person or animal of good lasting or staying qualities for a race, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estayer, estaye—Old Dut. stade, a stay.

Usage

In literature:

The country is full of bold, bad men, who would palm off a kicking cow, or one that was not a stayer, onto their best friends.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
That was the beginning of a regular correspondence between the rover and the home-stayer.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
They ain't stayers, neither; no bottom, seems-like.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
I knew the bear was a stayer, all right.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
But the boys that's left 's stayers, I tell you.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
I met a man in the crowd yesterday who's a stayer all right.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
Also, if the Woman-Who-Mourns has lost the Sun Maid, maybe this Dark-Eye will be a better stayer.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
I'm not poor on speed, and I'm a stayer from Stayersville.
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
Bobbie was the only other stayer.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
Speaking of brush wolves: The kind of dog needed is a good ranger, extra good cold trailer and an everlasting stayer.
"Hunting Dogs" by Oliver Hartley
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In poetry:

So let it be your prayer
That you can see it out;
For, if you are a stayer
You'll win to bliss, no doubt.
"Inured" by C J Dennis

In news:

Ethereal , the champion New Zealand-bred Australian stayer by Rhythm, has been retired.
Danzig grandson Headturner proved himself the best 3-year-old stayer in the country April 15 with a decisive win in the Australian Derby (Aust-I).
French Stayer Dunaden Wins Melbourne Cup in Photo Finish .
Singleton fears French stayer at Flemington.
French Stayer Dunaden Wins Melbourne Cup in Photo Finish.
Champion European stayer Persian Punch died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack while making his 11-year-old debut in the Sagaro Stakes (Eng-III) at Ascot, according to The Racing Post.
Sarah Stayer, who is attending St Mary's College of Maryland.
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