Definitions

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  • n. a person who waylays someone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who waylays another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who waylays; one who lies in wait for another.

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Examples

  • "My father would have turned any waylayer into a toad," she said defiantly.

    Centaur Aisle

  • Nay, but a woodman, an outlaw, a waylayer; so say our men, that he fell on them with the cry: A-Tofts!

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • Also, he clutched his pungent prize greedily, and, with a show of spirit, faced his grim waylayer.

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  • Nay, but a woodman, an outlaw, a waylayer; so say our men, that he fell on them with the cry:

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • Instead of defending her who should be dear to you as a child of this household, you joined the rascally scorners of morality and law as the accomplice of this waylayer in purple! "

    Cleopatra — Volume 04

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