from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who or that which plaits or braids; especially, an implement for producing plaits of regular size, as in cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who, or that which, plaits.
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- noun One who, or that which,
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- noun someone who plaits (hair or fabric etc.)
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Where the Glosser says thus; "Papus Ben Juda was the husband of Mary, the plaiter of women's hair; and when he went out of his house into the street, he locked his door upon his wife, that she might not speak with anybody; which, indeed, he ought not to have done: and hence sprang a difference between them, and she broke out into adulteries."
The plaiter of mats, notwithstanding he be a weaver, they would not employ in a silk manufactory.
The first amongst those who have shown real power is Pier Pander, the cripple son of a Frisian mat-plaiter, who came over from Rome (where he had gone to complete his studies) at the special invitation of the Queen to model a bust of the Prince Consort,
Sumangala's mother, daughter of poor people, wife of a rush-plaiter, Sāvatthī
She, too, having made her resolve under former Buddhas, and heaping up good in this rebirth and that, was born under this Buddha-dispensation in a poor family at Sāvatthī, and was married to a rush-plaiter.
Even the braid itself is hand-plaited in eight threads over a half-cylinder of basket-work, which the plaiter holds on her knee, tossing the clicking bobbins from one side to the other, and pinning up the finished braid with swift dexterity.
The name Magdalene may however mean 'the twiner or plaiter of hair,' and this interpretation possibly induced
"Well, tell me whether it is slang or poetry to call an ox a leg-plaiter."
'Oh!' cried the little mat-plaiter, 'that is our dear old dog, Scarammuccia.
As a boy he worked in a silk-factory, and as a straw-plaiter and errand boy.