from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who disappears or vanishes.

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  • n. a person who disappears


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  • I need a vanisher, banisher to rid me of this… I pointed to my ear.


  • Nancy Pelosi is apparently the worst vanisher ever.

    Think Progress » Drudge Floats Conspiracy Theory That Pelosi Has ‘Vanished,’ Ignores Clinton Rally, CNN Profile

  • There followed a number of most interesting cases and an elaborate argument by the writer to show that Betty Blackwell was a victim of this psychological aberration, that she was, in other words, "a vanisher."

    The Ear in the Wall

  • The headshakes were heavier and the sighs sharper for another slim shade, one of the younger and I believe quite the most hapless of those I have called the outstanding ones; he too, several years older than we again, a tormenting hoverer and vanisher; he too charmingly sister'd, though sister'd only, and succumbing to monstrous early trouble after having "shown some talent" for music.

    A Small Boy and Others


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  • 'He placed the bills in his left hand, slipping them into the vanisher. "Blow on the hand-" The vanisher, released, thudded softly against his hip under his coat. "Lo and behold! Gone!"'

    - Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

    June 30, 2012