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noun (1)

plural -s
: a leash hound
especially : bloodhound


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noun (2)

plural -s
: one that snares birds with birdlime
: one that uses or applies lime
especially : a tannery worker who soaks hides and skins in lime solution to loosen the hair

called also limeman

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English, from Middle French limier, from Old French liemier, from lien leash, band, tie + -ier -er

Noun (2)

lime entry 2 + -er

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“Limer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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