Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who goes from ridge to ridge on the harvest-field, and cuts and gathers the handfuls left by the reapers.
  • noun One who has no settled charge, but goes from place to place: often applied humorously to a clerical probationer.

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Examples

  • A gentleman, in my case, would have settled the matter with the kirk-treasurer for a small sum of money; but the poor stibbler, the penniless dominie, having married his cousin of Kittlebasket, must next have proclaimed her frailty to the whole parish, by mounting the throne of Presbyterian penance, and proving, as

    Redgauntlet

  • Listen, ye stickit stibbler, to what I tell ye, or ye sall rue it while there’s a limb o’ ye hings to anither!

    Chapter XLVI

  • --- I'se be caution the warst stibbler that ever stickit a sermon out ower the Tweed yonder, wad lay a ghaist twice as fast as him, wi 'his holy water and his idolatrous trinkets.

    Rob Roy

  • A gentleman, in my case, would have settled the matter with the kirk-treasurer for a small sum of money; but the poor stibbler, the penniless dominie, having married his cousin of

    Redgauntlet

  • -- I'se be caution the warst stibbler that ever stickit a sermon out ower the Tweed yonder, wad lay a ghaist twice as fast as him, wi 'his holy water and his idolatrous trinkets.

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

  • Listen, ye stickit stibbler, to what I tell ye, or ye sail rue it while there's a limb o 'ye hings to anither!

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • Listen, ye stickit stibbler, to what I tell ye, or ye sail rue it while there's a limb o 'ye hings to anither!

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • Here's a bra 'din, indeed, about an auld wife gaun to the grave, a young limmer to the close-heads and causeway, and a sticket stibbler [A student of divinity who has not been able to complete his studies on theology.] to the sea instead of the gallows!'

    Redgauntlet

  • Listen, ye stickit stibbler, to what I tell ye, or ye sail rue it while there's a limb o 'ye hings to anither!

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • -- I'se be caution the warst stibbler that ever stickit a sermon out ower the Tweed yonder, wad lay a ghaist twice as fast as him, wi 'his holy water and his idolatrous trinkets.

    Rob Roy — Complete

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