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  • noun Plural form of scarer.


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  • Rook scarers are thrown with gay abandon amongst the processions, their loud reports stirring the jovial chaps (and girls) to greater excess.

    Ruddles County

  • So, c'mon lads 'n' lasses, get in the attic and find those rook scarers (they're under that pile of 1950's Homes & Gardens magazine), use Saturday mornings to make Chinese Mortars in the garden shed.

    Ruddles County

  • Thunderflashes, crow scarers and big bad bangers can be bought over the counter.

    Art Car Parade: The Emperor's New Car

  • I think it is quite likely that the AGW “scare” is just another event that keeps the money flowing to the “scarers,” like the formaldehyde scare, Alar scare, etc., etc., etc.

    More on PCs « Climate Audit

  • Wegg takes it easy, but uponmy-soul to a old bird like myself these are scarers.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Last night I dreamt that I woke to hear some strange, barely audible sound from downstairs - a kind of thin tintinnabulation, like those coloured-glass bird-scarers which in my childhood were still sold for hanging up to glitter and tinkle in the garden breeze.

    The Girl In A Swing

  • Then when he had rambled on well, and got half-way through the piece, he would spout some dozen big, blustering, winged words, tall as mountains, terrible scarers, which the spectator admired without understanding what they meant.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • Based on what little we have learned so far about the Omans, here's just one of those scarers, for a snapper.

    Masters of Space

  • The most picturesque of these wind-tossed bird scarers is the ki'-lao.

    The Bontoc Igorot

  • But the real reason was probably that they served as spirit scarers, which they would do in effect by frightening away snakes, scorpions and noxious insects; for it is clear that the bites of such reptiles and insects, which often escape unseen, must be largely responsible for the vast imaginative fabric of the belief in evil spirits, just as Professor Robertson Smith demonstrates that the _jins_ or _genii_ of Arabia were really wild animals.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala


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