Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which weighs; an officer whose duty it is to weigh commodities or test weights.
- n. The equator.
- n. One who weighs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who weighs; specifically, an officer whose duty it is to weigh commodities.
- n. an official who weighs and records the weight
“Oh, you don't need to show it to me," Shorty said, as they walked to the weigher.”
“Weigh in!" he cried, tossing his sack to the weigher, who transferred to it four hundred dollars from the sacks of the two losers.”
“Shorty carried the sack and the paper across the room and handed them to the weigher, who sat behind a large pair of gold-scales.”
“The "high card" turned, and he handed back my sack, called for a "tab," and drew me over to the scales, where the weigher nonchalantly cashed him out fifty dollars in dust.”
“He scribbled the amount on a pad, and the weigher at the bar balanced fifty dollars 'worth of dust in the gold-scales and poured it into Burning Daylight's sack.”
“This drifter and grifter — "a rail-thin man in a multicolored pastel ensemble and a straw boater" is how Mr. Kelly describes him at one point — had been a gold-weigher in Nome, a smuggler of Chinese immigrants on the Seattle waterfront and a "manufacturer of fire extinguishers" before latching on to his meal ticket, Jack Dempsey.”
“Had he combined his hedonism with a pinch more wisdom, had he poured slightly less into his gullet and slightly more into his soul, he might have made it, " says the weigher of hearts.”
“Along with the other "weigher-inners", I could break my studied silence and take a position.”
“Why didn't Geithner or Obama know about those AIG bonuses, and anyway how will we stop them, which has nothing whatsoever to do with whether the banking plan will actually work but otherwise satisfies a "weigher-inner's" felt urge to say something that appears to be related even if it isn't?”
“State Assembly as a Loco Foco and later held posts as a city sealer and city weigher of merchandise.”
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