from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of dog kept on a lead; a bloodhound; a mongrel.
  • n. Someone who limes; someone who uses bird-lime or who limewashes.
  • n. Someone who hangs around the streets; someone hanging out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A limehound; a limmer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Middle English forms of limmer.


From Anglo-Norman limer ( = Old French liemier, French limier), from Old French liemĀ ("leash"). (Wiktionary)
to lime + -er. (Wiktionary)
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)


  • I bought this 'un off of a limer that NlGHTSIDE THE LONG SuN come up from down south.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • '' 'Lief,' you must know, is the AngloSaxon 'lieb,' and as for the 'cry "plush" to a throttle' it is a rare term of the bird-limer's art, of which Shakespeare was a master! '

    Gilbert and Sullivan

  • Does the vegetable bird-limer, with its sticky rings, derive advantage from these death-struggles?

    More Hunting Wasps

  • Goodness me, I can't think how often I have heard that said about the Mighty Sparrow, even as long-time limer by his side as I used to be, I knew that the emeritus kaiso king of the world has been raking in enough cash to settle his children with property, not necessarily here but in New York and about.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

  • But you give me back what I paid the limer and this bird's yours, as fine a sacrifice as the Prolocutor himself might make, and for one little card. "

    Nightside The Long Sun


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