from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a manufacturer of pewterware
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose occupation is to make utensils of pewter; a pewtersmith.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A worker in pewter; a maker of pewter vessels.
Though quite why he had it in for Henry Burgum the pewterer was a mystery—oh, Burgum was a dyed-in-the-wool villain, but what precisely had he done to Mr. James Thistlethwaite?
When next the kitten opened an eye the pewterer was pouring the melted mass into two molds.
You will find as the touchmark of this pewterer the initials E.S. below a full-rigged ship.
Do you know what the master pewterer in Connecticut said of such metal, which he hated, blue kitten?
By this time the pewterer had seized two bright teapots from the counter.
She said she was niece to a pewterer of considerable circumstances, not far from Tower Hill, who had promised, and was able to give her five hundred pounds; but the fear of disobliging him by marriage, hindered her from thinking of becoming a wife without his approbation of her spouse.
Chatterton's earliest idea seems to have been how to deceive; and, were it possible to laugh at youthful fraud, there would be something irresistibly ludicrous in the lad bewildering the old pewterer, Burgum.
The handle of a spoon bearing the hallmark of this earliest American pewterer, of whom there is a record, is extant and may be seen at the museum at Jamestown.
Elizabeth Cooper, wife of a pewterer, of St. Andrews, Norwich, had recanted; but, tortured for what she had done by the worm which dieth not, she shortly after voluntarily entered her parish church during the time of the popish service, and standing up, audibly proclaimed that she revoked her former recantation, and cautioned the people to avoid her unworthy example.
Mr. Newman, pewterer, was burnt at Saffron Waldon, in Essex, Aug. 31, for the same cause, and Richard Hook about the same time perished at
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