Definitions

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  • n. One who carries out topiary.

Etymologies

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topiary +‎ -ist

Examples

  • This guy didn't have a stylist, he had a topiarist.

    Not the End of the World

  • The "picturesque style," however, soon drove the topiarist and his art out of the field, yet even now places still remain in England where the old and once much-belauded fashion still exists on a large scale -- a fact by no means to be deplored from an archæological point of view.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884

  • Few trees bear cutting so well as the hornbeam, and for this reason, during the reign of the topiarist, it was held in high repute for the formation of the "close alleys," "covert alleys," or the

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884

  • "Where, indeed, your topiarist would be ill at ease," Evander answered.

    The Lady of Loyalty House A Novel

  • They were cut and tortured into every imaginable shape, for nothing came amiss to the fancy of the topiarist.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • And the explanation can't be 'All legends begin with helpless damsels and develop from there' if, according to you, legends begin with real things taking place: by the system you've set up, Rachel could found a world on a legend about a giant anteater rescuing a top hat from the ravages of a mad topiarist if she wanted to - all she has to do is bring the hat, borrow some shears and have a quiet word in the anteater's ear, and boom, a legend is born.

    HH Com 377

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