Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which rouses or excites to action.
- n. That which rouses attention or interest; something exciting or astonishing: as, the speech was a rouser; that's a rouser (an astonishing lie).
- n. Something to rouse with; specifically, in brewing, a stirrer in the hop-copper.
- n. Something very exciting or great.
- n. One who rouses another from sleep.
- n. colloquial, archaic A stirrer in a copper for boiling wort.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, rouses.
- n. colloq. Something very exciting or great.
- n. (Brewing) A stirrer in a copper for boiling wort.
- n. someone who rouses others from sleep
“The principal among the many distractions is the "rouser," a squib peculiar to Lewes, to which the bonfire boys (who are, by the way, in great part boys only in name, like the postboys of the past and the cowboys of the present) have given laborious nights throughout the preceding October.”
“After this "rouser," as he called it, he sat down again, and almost immediately fell fast asleep.”
“Vendola's idiom - part university professor, part rabble-rouser, part abstract poet - distinguishes him from the predictable rhetoric of Italian politicians.”
“Titled "The Face of the Enemy," the webisodes run about three to six minutes each and revolve around Felix Gaeta, Lieutenant Junior Grade, cripple, and general rubble-rouser.”
“It just seemed fitting to start with something like that, before turning to a full-tilt carnival-style rouser, one that lifted Lunise even further off her feet, and sent one of her earrings flying.”
“He is what he is, a new kind of hybrid politician — part CEO with prodigious management abilities, part rabble-rouser with a fierce ideological following — who is both impressive and disturbing in his own right.”
“That early American rabble-rouser, Thomas Paine, wrote “Rights of Man”.”
“Another early rabble-rouser said that everybody has certain inalienable rights, and government shall not infringe them.”
“Mr. Sadr has sought to shed his rabble-rouser image over the years to fashion a disciplined movement akin to Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah working on several tracks – political, military and cultural.”
“She feared being tainted as some sort of rabble-rouser when she sought a job as a law professor.”
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