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  • n. Something used to moisten, especially a cosmetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, moistens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which moistens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device that dampens or moistens something


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  • Having first written in ink in plain figures, as large as the labels will bear, the proper locality marks, take a label moistener (a hollow tube filled with water, provided with a bit of sponge at the end and sold by stationers) and wet the label throughout its surface, then fix it on the back of the book, on the smooth part of the binding near the lower end, and with a piece of paper (not the fingers) press it down firmly to its place by repeated rubbings.

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries

  • The germination of the grain is effected by means of cool moist air provided by the fan described and the cooler and moistener -- Figs. 5, 6, and 7, herewith -- known as an _echangeur_.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884

  • The punching having been executed, and the drum, A, continuing to revolve, the punches rise a little owing to the conformation of the cam-wheel, and through the action of the springs, _b_, and allow the moistener to move forward to dampen the little circles which remain at the orifice of the punches.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • The moistener or dampener is a sort of pad equal in length to the field of action of the punches, and is affixed to a cross-bar, F, which is connected at its two extremities with the levers, G, that are actuated by the cam-wheels, H.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • "I can't talk at all pretty quick if I don't git a moistener," said

    Average Jones

  • You might want to obtain a small letter moistener, a sponge, or a barely damp folded up paper towel to help seal the envelopes once you have stuffed them.

    Gutenberg - Recent changes [en]

  • Then it keeps on going to show the cubicle next door where the rest of the moose has its business end right in the face of the chair moistener assigned to that desk.

    Advertising Industry Newswire

  • A halved lemon is used as a finger moistener for those counting large amounts of bills such as tellers and cashiers

  • Post eventually amassed some 80 works by the legendary Peter Carl FabergĂ©, ranging from bibelots like a stamp moistener to the famous Catherine the Great Easter Egg, presented by Czar Nicholas II to his mother in 1914.

    NYT > Travel

  • I happened to catch a whiff of this group think insight from Seattle's local talk radio personality Kirby Wilbur, GOP party hack, neocon pied piper and chair moistener of the statist Republican KVI radio station.



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