from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One whose occupation is to shear cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose occupation is to shear cloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation it is to shear cloth.
  • n. A barber.


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  • Stokton, a fishmonger, Thomas Yong, a saddler, and Robert Jakes, a shearman — all of whom had more than once been convicted of perjury, and on that account been struck off inquests — had contrived to get themselves replaced on the panel, and had been the chief movers in the recent actions against the late mayor and other officers of the city.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I


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