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Filler  n.  A thill horse. (Prov. Eng.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Filler" Quotes from Famous Books



... the logical presentation of subject matter by paragraphs, leading up from an interest-getting general statement to a specific proposition. Break this continuity of ideas by a space filler or an inconsequential argument and the reader loses interest that it will be ...
— Business Correspondence • Anonymous

... injurious, lowering, disquieting and scattering to all higher thought, to intuition and all that is fine and of the spirit. There is not one human voice in a thousand that is of a quieting influence and friendly to higher aspirations. The voice is a filler, in lieu of shortages of intellect and intuition. More and more, among fine people explanations are out of order. A man is silent in proportion to what he knows of real fineness and aspiration. Outside of that speech which is absolutely a man's duty to give out, one can tell almost ...
— Child and Country - A Book of the Younger Generation • Will Levington Comfort

... ornament to be his, and gratum opus agricolis are all words unnecessary, and independent of what he had said before. Horrentia Martis arma is worse than any of the rest. Horrentia is such a flat epithet as Tully would have given us in his verses. It is a mere filler to stop a vacancy in the hexameter, and connect the preface to ...
— Discourses on Satire and Epic Poetry • John Dryden

... shoved" into place, and tapped with a wooden mallet until it touches the brick next below it. It must be recognized that fire clay is not a cement and that it has little or no holding power. Its action is that of a filler rather than a binder and no fire-clay wash should be used which has a consistency sufficient to permit the use ...
— Steam, Its Generation and Use • Babcock & Wilcox Co.

... crave a certain amount of food as filler, and they have fallen into the habit of using bread and potatoes for this purpose. This is a mistake. Use the juicy fruits and the succulent vegetables for filling purposes and thus get sufficient salts and avoid the many ills that come from eating ...
— Maintaining Health • R. L. Alsaker

... the manufacture of acidulated fertilizers, one ton of raw phosphate, containing about two hundred and fifty pounds of the element phosphorus, is mixed with one ton of sulfuric acid to make two tons of acid phosphate; and, as a rule, these two tons of acid phosphate are mixed with two tons of filler to make four tons of complete fertilizer. A favorite filler is dried peat, which is taken from some of the peat bogs, as at Manito, Illinois, and shipped in train loads to the fertilizer factories. The peat is not considered worth hauling onto ...
— The Story of the Soil • Cyril G. Hopkins

... based light sources] lamp, light; incandescent lamp, tungsten bulb, light bulb; flashlight, torch [Brit.]; arc light; laser; [microwave radiation]; maser neon bulb, neon sign; fluorescent lamp. [parts of a light bulb] filament; socket; contacts; filler gas. firework, fizgig^; pyrotechnics; rocket, lighthouse &c (signal) 550. V. illuminate &c (light) 420. Adj. self-luminous, glowing; phosphoric^, phosphorescent, fluorescent; incandescent; luminescent, chemiluminescent; radiant &c (light) 420. Phr. blossomed the lovely stars, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... lie, sir, about my having had a filler of pork," he replied. "But though I'm only an odd boy, I've got my feelings, and I'd as soon be a convict as in ...
— The Wizard of the Sea - A Trip Under the Ocean • Roy Rockwood



Words linked to "Filler" :   stocking filler, sealing material, mastic, putty, object, fill, written matter, sizing, cigar, copy, physical object, stiffener, size, forint, baccy, tobacco, Hungarian monetary unit, makeweight



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