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Stander   Listen
noun
Stander  n.  
1.
One who stands.
2.
Same as Standel. (Obs.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Stander" Quotes from Famous Books



... great ease to a wood-cleaver to cry hem at every blow, and as one who plays at ninepins is wonderfully helped if, when he hath not thrown his bowl right, and is like to make a bad cast, some ingenious stander-by leans and screws his body halfway about on that side which the bowl should have took to hit the pins. Nevertheless, you offend, my sweet friend. But what do you think of eating some kind of cabirotadoes? ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... with Sleeny a button of his coat had been torn away. He asked a by-stander for a pin, and carefully adjusted the garment. The thought in his mind was, "I don't mind being killed; but I thought he might tear off my coat, and show them my money." From this moment he kept his hand in such position that he might feel the ...
— The Bread-winners - A Social Study • John Hay

... proceeded across the yard, she spoke to one by-stander or another, and Droop, looking on, made up his mind that the rule was that anyone to whom she addressed a word, or even a look, should drop forthwith to his knees and so remain until she had passed, unless she pleased to extend her hand ...
— The Panchronicon • Harold Steele Mackaye

... fool that plays the fool now and then.' 'I cannot tell,' says he, 'but he is no idiot at eating, nor will I let my affront pass so; for I must have a turn or two of wrestling with him for it in your presence.' Whereupon a stander-by asks Duncan if he would wrestle with him. 'I will,' says he, 'for I think I was fit sides with him in eating and might be so with this.' They yocks, and Duncan threw him thrice on his back. The Irishman was so angry he wist not what to say. He ...
— History Of The Mackenzies • Alexander Mackenzie



Words linked to "Stander" :   stand, sitter, organism, brute, fauna



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