Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who applies japan varnish, or produces japan gloss.
- n. A shoe-black.
- n. One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in that art.
- n. archaic A bootblack.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in the art.
- n. rare A bootblack.
- japan + -er (Wiktionary)
“Next morning, his lordship and friends, accompanied by the high and low bailiffs, walked to view the manufactory of Mr. Clay, japanner in ordinary to his Majesty and his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; the sword manufactory of”
“Then he served an apprenticeship to a japanner, and married very early on incredibly small earnings, which, however, he increased by his rapidity in work and his incessant industry.”
“ Thomas Crafts was, in 1789, a painter and japanner, opposite the site of the great tree (corner of Boylston and Washington Streets).”
Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
“Next morning, his lordship and friends, accompanied by the high and low bailiffs, walked to view the manufactory of Mr. Clay, japanner in ordinary to his Majesty and his R.yal Highness the Prince of Wales; the sword manufactory of Messrs. Woolley and Deakin; the button manufactory of Messrs.W. and R. Smith; the buckle and ring manufactory of Messrs. Simcox and Timmins; and the patent-sash manufactory of Messrs. Timmins and Jordan.”
“-- Here he continued the business of a japanner for life: his carriage, each pannel of which was a distinct picture, might be considered _the pattern-card of his trade_, and was drawn by a beautiful pair of cream-coloured horses.”
“Perhaps a son of Thomas Johniton, who was painter, cDgriver and japanner in Boston, and also a designer of heraldic work.”
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