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Growler  n.  
One who growls.
(Zool.) The large-mouthed black bass. (Local)
A four-wheeled cab. (Slang, Eng.)

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"Growler" Quotes from Famous Books

... English growler, who thinks America "the most disagreeable of all disagreeable countries;" nevertheless, he says of the Ohio, "a finer thousand miles of river scenery could hardly be ...
— Afloat on the Ohio - An Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo • Reuben Gold Thwaites

... painful consolation. He was constantly reminding me of what I was not; but for all that I felt he was a better companion than the heroes with whom I used to associate, and with whom I still occasionally consorted. He knew nothing of my trouble, and thought I was the crossest-grained, slowest growler in existence. But since I chose his company, and seemed glad to have him ...
— My Friend Smith - A Story of School and City Life • Talbot Baines Reed

... Yes, he is; and, what is worse, he is going to take his swate wife and her sister. Is the sister handsome? Begorra! handsome? Why, man, she's a beauty! And didn't I crack the elbow-joint of that ugly, abusive divil, Peter Growler, for saying he had seen a gray hair in her head, when I knew it was only a loose thread from her lace cap—and me in love with her all the time. Bad luck to him! he's never ...
— Captain Brand of the "Centipede" • H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

... to face with the alternative presented by his practical wife, succumbed with tolerable grace. In truth, having had his grumble out, he was not so very averse to the arrangement. He was much like old Gruff, their watch-dog, that was a redoubtable growler, but had never been known to bite any one. He therefore installed himself as his wife's out-of-door ally and assistant commissary, proposing also to take the boarders out to drive if they would pay enough to make it worth the while. As for Roger, ...
— Without a Home • E. P. Roe

... quickly, Bunny. I have thought of your taking it round to your place first, under cloud of night; but we are bound to be seen even so, and on the whole it would look far less suspicious in broad daylight. It will take you some twelve or fifteen minutes to drive to your bank in a growler, so if you are here with one at a quarter to ten to-morrow morning, that will exactly meet the case. But you must have a hansom this minute if you mean to prepare the way with those notes ...
— A Thief in the Night • E. W. Hornung

... believer; Delaunay prompted by his bureaucratic soul; Coquelin as a politician blaming another person's ideas, but extolling them later on and putting them into practice for his own profit; Febvre, a lover of respectability; Got, as a selfish old growler understanding nothing but the orders of the powers that be and advancement as ordained on hierarchical lines. Worms said to ...
— My Double Life - The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt • Sarah Bernhardt

... than Mr Bitpin, in spite of his drawly way of speaking and lackadaisical airs below; and when he was officer of the watch there was no lolling about the deck or any of the talking that went on behind the boats and in odd corners, as was the case while "old growler" ...
— Crown and Anchor - Under the Pen'ant • John Conroy Hutcheson

... the Mansions, and by a four-wheeler. I'm sure he never expected that the angel of death would come for him in a growler, ...
— In the Wilderness • Robert Hichens

Words linked to "Growler" :   talker, utterer, verbaliser, growl, iceberg, speaker, verbalizer

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