from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that cultivates and prunes grapevines.
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- n. One who works in a vineyard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cultivates, prunes, or cares for, grapevines; a laborer in a vineyard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who dresses, trims, prunes, and cultivates vines.
- n. The larva of a sphingid moth, Ampelophaga (Darapsa or Everyx) myron.
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I AM the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
When all was over, the children came back to La Grenadiere to take a last look at their home; then, hand in hand, they turned to go with Annette, leaving the vinedresser in charge, with directions to hand over everything duly to the proper authorities.
The vinedresser felt the sting of the sarcasm conveyed by
“Then has some one brought David into a court of law?” cried the vinedresser, amazed to find that the gossip was really true.
He quoted Romans 11:11-26, about the pruning of the olive tree, and John 15: I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
The Gardener vinedresser prunes in the interest of “most-fruit/best-fruit”.
Shall a man not eat bread till he has seen the sower, nor drink wine till he has talked with the vinedresser? '
"Oh! wife, wife," said the vinedresser, much vexed, "when will you help me to do what is right?"
"Where's that good-for-nothing Mark?" demanded the vinedresser, when he returned home at night half tipsy.