from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of pad; one who pads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, pads.
  • n. A highwayman; a footpad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A highway robber; a footpad.
  • n. One who pads or cushions.

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

  • n. a highwayman who robs on foot


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  • Looking out for small bushy tails, and listening for the soft pidder padder of feet, I have to be watchful for coyotes and lethal rattlers.

    New Weekly Contest: Best Hunting Story Wins a Leatherman

  • They do make a good point regarding the vetting issue though - Everybody agrees that Sen. Clinton was using the NY Senate seat as a resume padder/stepping stone for her own eventual Presidential run.

    Bill: Hillary Would Be "Great At Being Secretary Of State"

  • In other words, she's a resume-padder, an exaggerator, a lier.

    Obama Memo: "No Support For Claim That Clinton Has Passed `Commander-In-Chief Test'"

  • Adding to his controversial standing, Anger is also, frankly, a self-mytholgizer and resume padder.

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 1/24.

  • Brown - Former Arabian-horse honcho and resume padder sent packing.

    Conventional Wisdom

  • Here's my second attempt at a pastel - an adult male 'cheek padder' orangutan.

    Orangutan Pastel

  • Goofing off on a holiday weekend for me means gardening (two blisters worth of digging), starting a new pastel for my primate series (a "cheek padder" adult male orangutan), pigging out on high-end junk food (Vietnamese fried calamari, creme brulee, and $8 martinis from Whitehouse-Crawford, the swankiest place in town), and then burning off the calories on a couple of marathon dog walks.

    Easter Weekend

  • Give me your great bearspaw, padder avilky, fol a miny tiny.

    Finnegans Wake

  • In all fairness, HBHG doesn't appear in the bibliography of his original outline, and as an old-school bibliography padder from way back, the most likely explanation for its absence is that Brown didn't actually have a copy to hand then.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • _Rom_ (or _rum_) and _quier_ (or _queer_) enter largely into combination, thus -- _rom_ = gallant, fine, clever, excellent, strong; _rom-bouse_ = wine or strong drink; _rum - bite_ = a clever trick or fraud; _rum-blowen_ = a handsome mistress; _rum-bung_ = a full purse; _rum-diver_ = a clever pickpocket; _rum-padder_ = a well-mounted highwayman, etc.: also

    Musa Pedestris - Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896]


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