Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who clearstarches.

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  • noun One who clearstarches.

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  • noun One who clearstarches.

Etymologies

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clearstarch +‎ -er

Examples

  • The clearstarcher, meanwhile, was going from bad to worse.

    L'Assommoir

  • But as the clearstarcher made no reply Virginie then said no more.

    L'Assommoir

  • Goujet, wishing to save Etienne from Coupeau's rough treatment, had taken him to the place where he was employed to blow the bellows, with the prospect of becoming an apprentice as soon as he was old enough, and Etienne thus became another tie between the clearstarcher and the blacksmith.

    L'Assommoir

  • Mme Lerat had amused herself by quarreling with her sister, to whom she had expressed her admiration of the generosity evinced by Gervaise, and when she saw that Mme Lorilleux was intensely exasperated she declared she had never seen such eyes in anybody's head as those of the clearstarcher.

    L'Assommoir

  • The clearstarcher went home, but how or by what route she never knew.

    L'Assommoir

  • Mamma Coupeau never dared to speak out openly to the clearstarcher, but after a dispute she was unsparing in her hints and allusions.

    L'Assommoir

  • The clearstarcher was very pale and so much agitated that she could hardly stand.

    L'Assommoir

  • The clearstarcher set the basket down at her feet.

    L'Assommoir

  • The clearstarcher always carried a certain basket of clothes to her customer each week, because it gave her a pretext for going into the forge, as it was on her way.

    L'Assommoir

  • But when she looked up in the face of the clearstarcher she recoiled, trembling from head to foot.

    L'Assommoir

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  • (noun) - One who washes fine linen.

    --Thomas Browne's Union Dictionary, 1810

    January 14, 2018