from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who quells or kills; a slayer.
  • noun One who subdues or crushes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A killer.
  • noun One who quells; one who overpowers or subdues.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A killer; as, Jack the Giant Queller.
  • noun One who quells; one who overpowers or subdues.


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  • Pantocyclus — the illustrious Circle mentioned above, as the queller of the Colour Revolt — who first convinced mankind that Configuration makes the man; that if, for example, you are born an Isosceles with two uneven sides, you will assuredly go wrong unless you have them made even — for which purpose you must go to the Isosceles Hospital; similarly, if you are

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • Ah, thou honey-seed rogue! thou art a honey-seed, a man-queller, and a woman-queller.

    The second part of King Henry the Fourth

  • Idris is a gentle, pretty, sweet little girl; it is impossible not to have an affection for her, and I have a very sincere one; only do not speak of love — love, the tyrant and the tyrant-queller; love, until now my conqueror, now my slave; the hungry fire, the untameable beast, the fanged snake — - no — no — I will have nothing to do with that love.

    The Last Man

  • Man existed by twos and threes; man, the individual who might sleep, and wake, and perform the animal functions; but man, in himself weak, yet more powerful in congregated numbers than wind or ocean; man, the queller of the elements, the lord of created nature, the peer of demi-gods, existed no longer.

    The Last Man

  • The temptation is great to go on enumerating man after man who stood pre-eminent, whether as a killer of game, a tamer of horses, or a queller of disorder among his people, or who, mayhap, stood out with a more evil prominence as himself a dangerous manone given to the taking of life on small provocation, or one who was ready to earn his living outside the law if the occasion demanded it.

    The Rough Riders

  • Russia as the great revolution-queller, reading the Riot Act to the liberals of Europe, and sending one hundred and fifty thousand men to

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • Then the Kalinga, the Vanga, and the Nishada heroes, riding on elephants, that resembled in splendour the elephant of the great foe of the daityas, rushed with speed against the queller of the pride of the danavas, the son of Pandu, from desire of slaying him.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Prishata's son, that chastiser of foes and queller of the prowess of all enemies.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • For the arguments by which the Devil prevails are precisely the ones that the Devil-queller most rarely answers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • Men mourn for the fire-queller cautious and strong,

    Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 101, July 11, 1891


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