Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cripple.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, he'll make the bluid spin frae under your nails" (Black Dwarf, ch. xvii.).

    The Romance of Names

  • Naebody shall lay a finger on Elshie; he's a canny neighbourly man, aye ready to make a friend help; and, though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, friend, I'll wad a wether he'll make the bluid spin frae under your nails.

    The Black Dwarf

  • But that's because ye don't gawm the sorrowin 'mother was a hell-cat that hated him because he was acrewk'd -- a regular lamiter he was -- an' he hated her so that he committed suicide in order that she mightn't get an insurance she put on his life.

    Dracula

  • But that's because ye don't gawm the sorrowin 'mother was a hell-cat that hated him because he was acrewk'd, a regular lamiter he was, an' he hated her so that he committed suicide in order that she mightn't get an insurance she put on his life.

    Dracula

  • The clear evening light fell on Holmes, as he stood there looking down at the dying little lamiter: a powerful figure, with a face supreme, masterful, but tender: you will find no higher type of manhood.

    Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day

  • Ay, well! they're out o 'hearin' o 'my moralities; I'd better find a lamiter like mysen to preach to, for it's not iverybody has t' luck t 'clargy has of saying their say out whether folks likes it or not.'

    Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 1

  • Naebody shall lay a finger on Elshie; he’s a canny neighbourly man, aye ready to make a friend help; and, though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, friend, I’ll wad a wether he’ll make the bluid spin frae under your nails.

    The Black Dwarf

  • But that’s because ye don’t gawm the sorrowin’ mother was a hell-cat that hated him because he was acrewk’d, a regular lamiter he was, an’ he hated her so that he committed suicide in order that she mightn’t get an insurance she put on his life.

    Dracula

  • a friend help; and, though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, friend, I'll wad a wether he'll make the bluid spin frae under your nails.

    The Black Dwarf

  • There was naebody else living within twal 'miles o' the line, barring a taxman, a lamiter, and a bauldie. "

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

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