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  • n. A person who, or device that, filters


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  • Bore a hole in the lower part of the cask with a gimlet, receiving the liquid stream which follows in the bottle and filterer, which is placed in a tub or basin.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Looks like they could have done with a filterer in your case too.

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  • But by expressly declining to do this, and leaving the meaning of “objectionable” to reflect whatever the filterer objects to, the case appears to open up the prospect of unexpected kinds of objections leading to filtering being used for offensive as distinct from purely defensive purposes — perhaps even protecting kinds of filtering that consumers find so offensive that they might consider the filtering itself to be malicious.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Distributor of Software That Blocks (Alleged) Adware and Malware Immune Under 47 U.S.C. § 230 from Suit by Company Whose Software Was Blocked:

  • Put a thick layer of pounded charcoal, (say six inches,) at the bottom of a large earthen flower-pot; over this, lay a bed of fine sand, which has been washed, (to prevent its giving a taste to the water;) pour the water in the filterer and put a large stone pitcher under to receive it.

    Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

  • In the first place, it is essential that the coffee be of the finest quality obtainable; secondly, better results are obtained by using the French filterer, or coffee bag.

    All About Coffee

  • "There's only water in the tap; the filterer is broke."

    A Crooked Path A Novel

  • Since the late 1800's, menhaden has been a commodity, not wildlife, valued more as an ingredient for gear lubricant and lipstick than for its crucial role as water filterer and food for bigger Atlantic and Gulf coast fish.

    The Full Feed from

  • Of food and water he had a sufficiency, the filterer and a bread-bag being quite near him, and he helped himself often from the first, in particular; a single mouthful of the ship's biscuit commonly proving more than he could swallow, even after it was softened in the water.

    The Crater

  • Crutchely, moreover, had a filterer for the cabin, and through it all the water used there was habitually passed.

    The Crater

  • The cool breeze which aired the cabin revived him a little, and he was able to stretch out a hand and turn the cock of the filterer, which he had himself drawn near his berth, while under the excitement of fever, in order to obtain easy access to water.

    The Crater


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