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Splitter

noun
1.
A worker who splits fish and removes the backbone.
2.
A taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics.  Synonym: divider.
3.
A laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences.  Synonym: rail-splitter.






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"Splitter" Quotes from Famous Books



... the seeds of various plants and trees, and thus the place becomes clothed with verdure and fit for habitation." This is the Shameer (Lev. xi. 19), Nagger Tura, which the Targum renders Mountain Splitter. ...
— Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and - Kabbala • Various

... epistle fallen into the lion's jaws? If so—and this silence looks suspicious, I must clap on my 'musty morion' and 'hold out my iron.' I am out of practice—but I won't begin again at Manton's now. Besides, I would not return his shot. I was once a famous wafer-splitter; but then the bullies of society made it necessary. Ever since I began to feel that I had a bad cause to support, I have ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore



Words linked to "Splitter" :   systematist, split, taxonomer, lumper, manual laborer, labourer, worker, laborer, jack, rail-splitter, divider, taxonomist



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