Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who shears One who clips or shears sheep; a sheep-shearer.
- n. A dyadic determining a simple shear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous nap.
- n. a workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles
- n. Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
- n. a skilled worker who shears the wool off of sheep or other animals
“He went on strike, as they do in this country, and just before the final collapse we had those extraordinary strikes known as the shearer strikes in the interior and the marine strike along the coast; until the business men, the wholesale men, were sworn in as constables and marched day and night with baton and revolver in order to keep life and property secure.”
“That led to excessive sparking, investigators said, as the cutting tool, which is called a shearer, cut into a sandstone layer in the coal.”
“When they're functioning, the systems spray water on the longwall's cutting tool, known as a shearer, and along the coal seam as the shearer cuts into it.”
“The longwall's cutting tool, called a shearer, was cutting into both coal and sandstone and sparks were flying.”
“Rock dust," as it's called, is covered by soot from the explosion. bits and sprayers on the longwall mining machine's cutting tool, known as a shearer, did not cause excessive sparking or fail to temper sparks, coal dust and a small ignition.”
“You were calling shearer the messiah when he first came in our saviour.”
“Occasionally we shared a mouthful of ewe-milk cheese and an inglorious form of bread, which I understood (but am far from engaging my honour on the point) to be called 'shearer's bannock.”
“But Ida and Sean fantasize about buying a farmhouse and settling down, and convince Paddy to take a job as a sheep shearer so they can save up for a mortgage.”
“Harvey also disputed the notion that the condition of the shearer bits contributed to the blast.”
“Federal investigators believe the explosion started when teeth on the shearer created a spark that ignited as little as 13 cubic feet of methane.”
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