Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A professional discoverer of witches, whose services were sometimes employed when the persecution of so-called witches was in vogue.

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Examples

  • Apparently they felt she has a perfect right to follow in the train of a witch-finder.

    Kenya Declares a Holiday

  • There's plenty of moralistic spluttering and froth at Daimnation, for example, and naturally that assiduous witch-finder Jonathan Kay is on the case as well.

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  • There's plenty of moralistic spluttering and froth at Daimnation, for example, and naturally that assiduous witch-finder Jonathan Kay is on the case as well.

    Campus tempests in teapots

  • The story gained such universal applause that it soon afterwards brought down express from London the great witch-finder of the age, the Heaven-born

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • The story gained such universal applause that it soon afterwards brought down express from London the great witch-finder of the age, the Heaven-born

    Master Humphrey's Clock

  • When one is accused by a witch-finder of being a heretic, nothing can be said in one?

    Author vs. Critic - A Fairy Tale

  • Later I saw a black witch-finder of Kush scratch it in the sand of a nameless river.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Later I saw a black witch-finder of Kush scratch it in the sand of a nameless river.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • “Pooh — pooh — the devil would laugh both at Blindas and his warrant, constable and witch-finder to boot,” said old Dame

    Kenilworth

  • He was originally a witch-finder — about as low an occupation as exists amongst aboriginal savages.

    The Lair of the White Worm

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