Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which seizes.
- n. A hound trained to seize and hold game, especially wild boars.
- n. One who seizes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, seizes.
- n. a kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship
“Among them, this turgid prize-seizer from a writer identified as B. Waldorf:”
“In my part of the country it is so much the usual method for the tiger to seize by the nape of the neck, that a native, when asked if he is sure that it was a tiger and not a panther, always puts his hand to the back of his neck, and if he says that the animal was seized by the throat, we invariably assume that the seizer is a panther.”
“Simply seizing power is one thing; seizing power in order to pre-empt a US-sponsored coup is another altogether, especially when the seizer in question possesses an undisputed democratic mandate.”
“Once upon a time I entered a vineyard to eat of its grapes; and, whilst so doing behold, I saw a falcon stoop upon a partridge and seize him; but the partridge escaped from the seizer and, entering his nest, hid himself there.”
“Timms refutes the legend that Kraus responded with stunned silence to Hitler's seizer of power: His career culminated in Third Walpurgis Night, a harsh polemic of Nazi ideology that has proved enduringly influential.”
“He called his new creature Velociraptor mongoliensis to honor these inferred skills, for Velociraptor, means "quick seizer.”
“I knew from past experience that he was a seizer of opportunities; with Jamie about to be hanged, he had not even waited for execution of the sentence before trying to secure me and my about-to-be-inherited property.”
“Always a disciple of hearty and strenuous living, he suggested more than casually his own famous character - the intrepid warrior, adventurer, and seizer of thrones, Conan the Cimmerian.”
“Partridge; but the latter freed himself from the seizer, and entering his nest, hid himself there.”
“For the moment the mate was too much taken by surprise to act, but, recovering himself while one of the men snatched up and loosened more line from the winder, he let out yard after yard of the stout cord, and, the boat's way being checked, it became possible to do something in the way of playing the seizer of the bait.”
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