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Crusher   /krˈəʃər/   Listen

A device that crushes something.

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"Crusher" Quotes from Famous Books

... be disgusted if you or Bessie entertained such a notion. But in me it is only natural. I have drained the cup of poverty to the dregs. I thirst for the nectar of wealth. I would marry a soap-boiler, a linseed-crusher, a self-educated navvy who had developed into a great contractor—any plebian creature, always provided that he was an ...
— The Golden Calf • M. E. Braddon

... I should have liked to be a boy crusher, and have run at him with my fists clenched, and drubbed him till he roared for mercy, but I ...
— Brownsmith's Boy - A Romance in a Garden • George Manville Fenn

... Nares; "and I bet the first Hoyt he ever saw was out of the mercantile library of San Francisco. Looks as if he had brought her here on purpose, don't it? But then that's inconsistent with the steam-crusher of the sale. That's the trouble with this brig racket; any one can make half a dozen theories for sixty or seventy per cent. of it; but when they're made, there's always a fathom or two of slack hanging ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... and I hope you like it. This is the triumph I was to have, is it? It's like the old country-dance of that name, where there are two gentlemen to one lady, and one has her, and the other hasn't, but comes limping up behind to make out the figure. But it's Destiny, and mine's a crusher.' ...
— The Old Curiosity Shop • Charles Dickens

... Frye. "I make it a rule to take nothing for granted and have everything in writing;" and then he added with a searching look, as if he was about to utter a crusher, "What is your idea of a lawyer's chief ...
— Uncle Terry - A Story of the Maine Coast • Charles Clark Munn

... That was a crusher—and sudden! It took Joan a moment or two to recover from the shock of it; then she said, quite ...
— Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Volume 2 • Mark Twain

... tyrants who did their murders by deputy? The man who killed Arthur Mountjoy is (next to Cain alone) the most atrocious homicide that ever trod the miry ways of this earth. There is my reply! I call it a crusher. ...
— Blind Love • Wilkie Collins

... deserted than asleep; like one of the enchanted palaces so dear to tales of magic. It would not have seemed greatly wonderful to Bob to have seen the town spring suddenly to life in obedience to some spell. If the mill stamps in the distant crusher had creaked and begun to pound; if dogs had rushed barking around corners and from under porches; if from the hotel mine host had emerged, yawning and rubbing his eyes; if from the shops and offices and houses had issued the slow, grumbling sounds of life awakening, ...
— The Rules of the Game • Stewart Edward White

... crusher! I've knocked him out in one round. There's no hurry. The referee will count ten at least three times before ...
— The Teeth of the Tiger • Maurice Leblanc

Words linked to "Crusher" :   device, crush

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