Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the grinding of scissors.
- n. The European goatsucker, Caprimulgus europæus.
“As he was going through the last village, there stood a scissors-grinder with his barrow; as his wheel whirred he sang — -”
“Noted people in a town, -- as the town-crier, the old fruit-man, the constable, the oyster-seller, the fish-man, the scissors-grinder, etc.”
“As he came to the last village he saw a scissors-grinder, with his wheel, working away and singing --”
“There was a group of shabbily dressed men smoking and laughing in a corner, a scissors-grinder with his wheel, two guardsmen who were flirt - ing with a nurse-girl, and several well-dressed young men who were lounging up and down with cigars in their mouths.”
“This second _communiqué_ comes to us direct from Madame Coutant's, where a triumvirate composed of the scissors-grinder, the woman-who-rents-chairs-in-St.”
“The candlestick-maker produces a sonorous peal from two copper candlesticks, the scissors-grinder whistles on his flute ....”
““I have one thing in the world left ” only one; it is my scissors-grinder.”
“When he was able to get out again, he came back dragging up the rickety old stairs a scissors-grinder.”
“ Yes, answered the scissors-grinder, the trade has a golden foundation.”
“Also, at this minute, I hear below me on the street the flat bell of the scissors-grinder.”
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