Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which mends or repairs.
- n. A person who mends.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who mends or repairs.
- n. a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
- From the verb to mend. (Wiktionary)
“It might be my bad luck but the shoe-mender from the street below always seems to be changing his clothes on the stairs.”
“So I will leave this post here, and go and buy my share of crazy glue, my necessary dose of that instantaneous mender.”
“The street itself had once been full of ordinary shops such as a watch mender and a green grocer, but at the time of my return from Kabul, a housing boom had led to almost all these being replaced by estate agencies, the windows of which were filled with depressing pictures of ugly houses at high prices.”
“The gathering was seen by many as a fence-mender following months of disagreements between the U.S. and Afghanistan.”
“There is no formal state dinner at the White House, but a dinner hosted by Biden is intended as a fence-mender.”
“Put Obama next to McCain and ask the world, Who do you want to represent the U.S. in the world, a self-pronounced searcher out of evil or a mender of relations?”
“He worked as a watch-menders apprentice, a painter of propaganda boards, and a photojournalist.”
“They speak of McTavish, the "Trouble-mender," whom Grief had assigned to pacify New Gibbon, the tough Scotchman at present in Malaita starting a plantation.”
“GAREN Miq was a tinker and a peddler-a mender of small odds and ends, and seller of this and that-whose route took him all the way to the border, through every small farming villages there was.”
“It goes *back to the mender as soon as I can get it there!”
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