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- n. Plural form of nicknamer.
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 Officially the ponies were named after the several schools which had subscribed for their purchase: but sailors are inveterate nicknamers, and the unofficial humour prevailed.
"the ladies 'man" had worn the grass off all the plain and the zest of novelty out of all his nicknamers, daily hammering -- he and his only less merciful lieutenants -- at their everlasting drill.