from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who performs wonders or surprising things; a thau-maturgist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who performs wonders, or miracles.
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Brother Caspian demanded: A wonder-worker of her calibre does not play games.
The rickety wagon of a passing-through wonder-worker of weather had deposited the good captain and his daughter right in the square, on a hot and high, bright noon-time.
Then it came: she was the newest wonder-worker in the town, the one they called the Mysteress.
Such was her certitude that I accepted it fully, as I had accepted the amazement of the lepers of Samaria staring at their smooth flesh; and I was bitter that so great a woman should be so easily wit-addled by a vagrant wonder-worker.
Long experience told Cressy that Farien had recognised a wonder-worker and was taking this opportunity to assess her.
A wonder-worker may not work wonders upon herself, for example.
She had thought it a peculiar, somehow gossipy and womanish, habit of his and, now the woman was fresh in her mind again, she recalled he had said to her a few days later that the new wonder-worker had bought a house on the outskirts of Edgeton.
Burial (1994): Burial is the third book of the ‘Manitou’ series, featuring the sorcery of Native American wonder-worker Misquamacus.
In his seminal work The Manitou, for instance, the wonder-worker Misquamacus seeks revenge upon the ‘white man’ for the mass murder of Native Americans.
This year he has passed by you in the ranks of the innumerable people who go in procession behind the ikon of the Mother of God to the Korennaya; last year you found him sitting with a wallet on his shoulders with other pilgrims on the steps of Nikolay, the wonder-worker, at Mtsensk ... he comes to Moscow almost every spring.
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