Definitions

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  • noun One who engages in woolgathering.

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  • noun someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming

Etymologies

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woolgather +‎ -er

Examples

  • If one is to knit wool, mustn't one first be a woolgatherer?

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  • Ichabod, on the other hand, is totally lacking in the "reason" that might help him win Katrina more expediently - he's not only an easy-to-mock woolgatherer but a believer in spiritualist folly that makes his universe impossibly hazardous (indeed, what the superstitious receive in exchange for sensibility is the comforting promise that arbitrary rituals - such as the spilled salt Ichabod tosses over his shoulder - will protect them).

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  • Reason completists will recall Harrison as the author of Dominion of the Dead, a lovely study of funerary practice mentioned in my zombie cinema woolgatherer of yore.

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  • Reason completists will recall Harrison as the author of Dominion of the Dead, a lovely study of funerary practice mentioned in my zombie cinema woolgatherer of yore.

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