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- n. One who roars.
- n. One of a group of young men who would carouse in taverns, then pick brawls on the street for entertainment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, roars.
- n. A riotous fellow; a roaring boy.
- n. A horse subject to roaring. See Roaring, 2.
- n. The barn owl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which roars.
- n. Specifically— A noisy, riotous person; a roaring boy or girl. See roaring, p. a. [Old London slang.]
- n. One who shouts or bawls.
- n. A broken-winded horse. See roaring, n., 2.
- n. Same as bull-roarer.
- n. A gas-well from which, a large quantity of gas flows noisily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
a thing we called a roarer; I don't know whether they have such things now.
_Irishman_ (_discussing "roarer" recently purchased by P. - W.S. _).
_Whistling_ is only one of the variations of the sound emitted by a horse called a "roarer," and therefore needs no further notice, except to remind the reader that a whistling sound may be produced during an attack of severe sore throat or inflammation of the larynx, which passes away with the disease that causes it.
"roarer" is either to make him pull a load rapidly up a hill or over a sandy road or soft ground; or, if he is a saddle horse, gallop him up a hill or over soft ground.
Shahal (the "roarer"), the mature lion (Job 4: 10; Ps. 91: 13;
The lion on the pedestal implies that Nadini, or “roarer” may be her true name.
Commerzbank, what a rip-roarer of a day, up more than 6 percent.
So he was due in at 8:40pm and I waited a long time at the airport in the middle of a rip roarer storm.
Still the unconquerable superstition that now seeks to tell fortunes by the cards, and, in your time, resorted to the sorceress with her magical “bull-roarer” or turndun.
For an instant, Egmatel gaped like a boy seeing his first bull roarer.