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Changer  n.  
One who changes or alters the form of anything.
One who deals in or changes money.
One apt to change; an inconstant person.
An electronic device which changes one replaceable medium for another, such as a record changer, which can store several records and move each one automatically to the playing table; or a CD changer, whch can store multiple compact disks and move each one to the reading slot, in a sequence determined by the user.

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"Changer" Quotes from Famous Books

... modernes. C'est ainsi que le manque de population dans des regions des Nouveau Continent opposees a l'Europe, et le libre et prodigieux accroissement d'une colonisation Anglaise audela de la grande vallee de l'Atlantique, a puissamment contribue a changer la face politique et les destinees de l'ancien continent. On a affirme que si Colomb n'avoit pas change, selon les conseils d'Alonzo Pinzon,[313] le 7 Octobre, 1492, la direction de sa route, qui etoit de l'est ...
— The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Warburton

... a fortnight, he thought to put the climax to his policy and his vainglory, by taking it and himself up to the banker's in town, where he always got the full amount of his bills for my board and education paid without either examination or hesitation. The worthy money-changer looked grimly polite at the long and wonderful account of the schoolmaster, received a copy of the account of the mysterious visitor with most emphatic silence, and then bowed the communicant out of his private room with all ...
— Rattlin the Reefer • Edward Howard

... things, one of them being to marry a genteel young person; but these were all accidents and joys that imagination could dispense with. The one joy after which his soul thirsted was to have a money-changer's shop on a much-frequented quay, to have locks all round him of which he held the keys, and to look sublimely cool as he handled the breeding coins of all nations, while helpless Cupidity looked at him enviously from the other ...
— Middlemarch • George Eliot

... us has come, agreeably to the citation served upon him, Joseph, called Leschalopier, a money-changer, living on the bridge at the sign of the Besant d'Or, who, after having pledged his Catholic faith to say no other thing than the truth, and that known to him, touching the process before the ecclesiastical tribunal, has testified as follows:—"I am a poor father, much afflicted by the sacred ...
— Droll Stories, Complete - Collected From The Abbeys Of Touraine • Honore de Balzac

... booksellers, money-changers, and wherever I went a pool would gather about my feet, and those who were careful of their floors would look on with an unfriendly eye. Wherever I went, too, the same traits struck me: the people were all surprisingly rude and surprisingly kind. The money-changer cross-questioned me like a French commissary, asking my age, my business, my average income, and my destination, beating down my attempts at evasion, and receiving my answers in silence; and yet when all ...
— Essays of Travel • Robert Louis Stevenson

... a shape-changer," the Professor's Coltish Daughter said in a burst of evil fantasy. "Maybe he softens in water and thins out after a while until he's like an eel and then he'll go exploring through the sewer pipes. Wouldn't it be funny if he went under the street and knocked on the stopper from underneath ...
— What's He Doing in There? • Fritz Reuter Leiber

... orders, asserted that 'the prerogative had always been a flower of the Crown, and that the Goldsmiths had left off their proper trade and turned exchangers of plate and foreign coins for our English coins, although they had no right.' Charles entrusted the office of 'changer, exchanger, and ante-changer' to Henry Rich, first Earl of Holland, who soon deserted his cause for that of the Parliament. The office has not since ...
— Old and New London - Volume I • Walter Thornbury

... ame il a blessee, Larmes du coeur, s'il avait pu vous voir, Ah! si ce coeur, trop plein de sa pensee, De l'exprimer eut garde le pouvoir, Changer ainsi n'eut pas ete possible; Fier de nourrir l'espoir qu'il a decu, A tant d'amour il eut ete sensible, S'il ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... proper. It was only subsequent to the supplanting of Sir Oskatell that his rivals took the present crest, "The Eagle and Child" where the eagle is represented as having secured his prey, in token of their triumph over the foundling, whom he is preparing to devour. This crest, with the motto "SANS CHANGER," the descendants of Sir John Stanley, the present Earls of Derby, continue to hold: the foregoing narrative showing faithfully the ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby

... those scores of other miles to the north-west and the south-east which the horizon covers, represent, as I have said, the culminating effort of the war; the last effective stand of the German brought to bay; the last moment when Ares, according to Greek imagination, "the money changer of war," who weighs in his vast balance the lives of men, still held the balance of this mighty struggle in some degree uncertain. But the fortress fell; the balance came down on the side of the Allies, ...
— Fields of Victory • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... of our blood—being convinced that he can get by that time the requisite number. And these promises are always accurately fulfilled, as if those who made them had always a supply of our people in their courtyards. A Jewish money-changer, sitting at the gate of Tauris and seeing constantly the countless multitude of our countrymen led in as captives, asked us whether there still remained any people in our land, and whence came such a multitude of them. The stronger of these captives, branded on the ...
— Russia • Donald Mackenzie Wallace

... affection of the chest which proved fatal. His sick-room was crowded with courtiers and sycophants, and he was selling sinecures up to the day of his death. Fareham says his death-bed was like a money-changer's counter. He was passionately fond of hocca, the Italian game which he brought into fashion, and which ruined half the young men about the Court. The counterpane was scattered with money and playing cards, which were only brushed aside to make ...
— London Pride - Or When the World Was Younger • M. E. Braddon

... nouveauts profanes ne peut corrompre la sainte gravit des moeurs qui caractrise les vrais Magistrats: tout peut changer autour d'eux, ils restent immuables avec ...
— Baron d'Holbach - A Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France • Max Pearson Cushing

... honnourablement; Right worshipfully; 28 Il a mon rouchin, He hath my coursour, Mon palefroy, mon destrier, My palfreye, my stede, Mes lances. My speres. Il aura le pris. He shall haue the prys. 32 Raulle le changier Randolf the changer A sys a change trente ans. Hath seten in the change xxx. yere. Les monnoyes sont bien desirees, The moneyes ben well desired, Si que les gens se mettent en peril So that folke put hem in peryll 36 Destre dampnes. To ...
— Dialogues in French and English • William Caxton

... "bank of oars." From the Scandinavians, who also had the word, we got bank, used for the "bank of a river." Meanwhile the Italians had also borrowed the old Germanic word which became with them banca or banco, the bench or table of a money-changer. From this the French got banque, and this became in English bank as we use it ...
— Stories That Words Tell Us • Elizabeth O'Neill

... practice of every vice, of whom Ballio in the -Pseudolus- is a model specimen; the military braggadocio, in whom we trace a very distinct reflection of the free-lance habits that prevailed under Alexander's successors; the professional sharper or sycophant, the stingy money-changer, the solemnly silly physician, the priest, mariner, fisherman, and the like. To these fall to be added, lastly, the parts delineative of character in the strict sense, such as the superstitious man of Menander and the miser in the -Aulularia- of Plautus. The national-Hellenic poetry ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen

... and covered with canvas to deaden the noise of falling coins. Above the ring the roof rose into a dome where the players pitched the coins. The gaffers, a motley crowd, were sitting or standing about, playing cards or throwing deck quoits to kill time till the play began. The money-changer, his pockets bulging with silver, came up, and Chook turned his sovereigns into half-crowns. Chook looked with curiosity at the crowd; they were ...
— Jonah • Louis Stone

... the lamp-light: what can one do, worn down with long riot, grown heartless, dark, hungry, but roll back, but rush back, and escape who can? The very windows need to be thrown up, that Sansculottism may escape fast enough. Money-changer Sections and Gilt Youth sweep them forth, with steel besom, far into the depths of Saint-Antoine. Triumph once more! The Decrees of that Sixty are not so much as rescinded; they are declared null and non-extant. Romme, Ruhl, Goujon and the ringleaders, ...
— The French Revolution • Thomas Carlyle

... Irishman and a Soldier, must grow unkempt and frowsy. Robert Hendricks, Fellow Fine, must have his blond hair rubbed off at the temples, and his face marked with maturity. Lycurgus Mason, a Woman Tamer, must get used to wearing white shirts. Gabriel Carnine, a Money Changer, must feel his importance; and Oscar Fernald, a Tavern Keeper, must be hobbled by the years. All but the shades must be refurbished. General Hendricks and Elmer, his son, must fade farther into the mists of the past, ...
— A Certain Rich Man • William Allen White

... questions have arisen among them, a certain one named Theodotus, by trade a money-changer [to be distinguished from the other Theodotus, who is commonly spoken of as Theodotus, the leather-worker], attempted to establish the doctrine that a certain Melchizedek is the greatest power, and that this one is greater than Christ. And they allege that Christ happens to be according to the ...
— A Source Book for Ancient Church History • Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr., Ph.D.

... for buying and selling. There were other flowers, nasturtiums, cornbottles, mignonette, but they had a diminished insignificant look in their tied-up bunches beside the triumph of the roses. Farther on, beyond the cage of the money-changer, the country people were hoarse with crying their vegetables, in two green rows, and beyond that where the jostling crowd divided, shone a glimpse of oranges and pomegranates. In this part there were many comers and goers, lean Mussulman table-servants, and ...
— The Path of a Star • Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)

Words linked to "Changer" :   individual, money changer, soul, adulterator, somebody, mechanical device, someone, standardiser, person, record changer, mortal, auto-changer, normaliser, normalizer, standardizer, record player, modifier, phonograph

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