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- n. A person who hurries.
- n. A young boy or girl employed in a coal mine to drag baskets or small wagons full of coal from the coal face where it was mined, up to the surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who hurries or urges.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who hurries, urges, or impels.
- n. One who draws a corf or wagon in a coal-mine.
This was a hurrier, and Bond was almost cut in two as he tried to slice it back.
Theorizing in detective investigation is, of course, an attempt to hurry things along, and I am by nature a hurrier as well as a worrier.
It's a little like another old southern saying, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."
One of the odd things about being in a hurry is that it seems so fiercely important when you yourself are the hurrier and so comically ludicrous when it is someone else.
Anyway, as a hurrier-up of coming events the news was most successful, although its effect was somewhat of the nature of that produced by the throwing in of an overdose of soda at a candy pull -- the pot boiled over, and the air for a time was permeated with the odor of burned sweets.
That old, "the hurrier I go, the behinder I get," is all too real during the holidays.
i aer a hed? cuzz i wuz finking teh hurrier i goes, teh behinder i gets.
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