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  • n. One who, or that which, scares.

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

  • n. an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds


scare +‎ -er (Wiktionary)


  • By the way, jobs are scarer than hen's teeth around San Diego but the real estate is still high-priced.

    Henry Blodget: Counting on a Quick Economic Recovery? Read This First

  • When it's all over, and you wish it weren't, a waiter arrives to scarer crystallized rose petals on a marble slab.

    Haute Cuisine Heats Up

  • I use to watch scarey movies alot cause my life was far scarer then they were.but now I watch movies to touch the heart.


  • The electric mouse scarer has no effect - perhaps they're deaf or stubborn.


  • The other big problem with this technology is that this low powered cat/dog scarer at £40 does the same job as the youth scarer at £2,000 and the uncool music at next to nothing.

    Archive 2007-05-06

  • Jackson slipped away for a minute and turned the bird scarer back on.

    The Hard Way

  • Heard the bird scarer again, a loud booming shotgun blast.

    The Hard Way

  • The boy took intense pleasure in his rambles about the hills, in his dreamy rests on 'Kirk Yetton' [2] and 'Allermuir,' and in his wanderings with John Todd, the shepherd, after that worthy had ceased, as he comically puts it, to hunt him off as a dangerous sheep-scarer, and so to play 'Claverhouse to his Covenanter'!

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • "S 'far as that do go," said John, "I were mostly a bird-scarer."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, Jan. 8, 1919

  • You'd have done better if you was a bird-scarer, like Hodge.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, Jan. 8, 1919


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