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Ripper  n.  
One who, or that which, rips; a ripping tool.
A tool for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
Anything huge, extreme, startling, etc. (Slang.)

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"Ripper" Quotes from Famous Books

... is not distinguished, though versatile. I've only seen him in two roles, as Karl Hetman in his play of Hidalla (now renamed after the leading role), and as Ernest Scholtz in The Marquis of Keith. As Jack the Ripper in The Box of Pandora I am glad to say that I have not viewed him, though he is said to be a gruesome figure during the few minutes that he is in the scene. His mimetic methods recalled to me the simplicity of Antoine—who is not a great actor, yet, somehow or other, an impressive one. Naturally, ...
— Ivory Apes and Peacocks • James Huneker

... said to him. "You look as if you'd been refused by an heiress." "The Old General's worse to-day," said CHARLIE, simply. "They're very anxious about him. No, dash it all!" he went on, "it's too bad. I can't bear to think of it. Such an old ripper as the General! Why must they take him? Why can't they take a useless chap like me, who never did anyone any good?" And the unaccustomed tears came into the lad's eyes as he turned his head away. But the old General battled through, and, thank ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 8, 1892 • Various

... young doctor at the Asylum in Pavia, he was requested to make a post-mortem examination on a criminal named Vilella, an Italian Jack the Ripper, who by atrocious crimes had spread terror in the Province of Lombardy. Scarcely had he laid open the skull, when he perceived at the base, on the spot where the internal occipital crest or ridge is found in normal individuals, a small hollow, which he called median occipital fossa (see ...
— Criminal Man - According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso • Gina Lombroso-Ferrero

Words linked to "Ripper" :   bodice ripper, manslayer

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