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noun
Riser  n.  
1.
One who rises; as, an early riser.
2.
(Arch.)
(a)
The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread. Hence:
(b)
Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.
3.
(Mining) A shaft excavated from below upward.
4.
(Founding) A feed head. See under Feed, n.






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"Riser" Quotes from Famous Books



... nobody could turn them as could Peggy. They were worth coming from New York and Baltimore and Ohio to eat. Peggy stood at the griddle half an hour, an hour, two hours. Her head was aching. Hazen, the latest riser, was joyously ...
— The Children's Book of Christmas Stories • Various

... place in which to look for Nelly, but I pounded up the worn stairs—dressmakers' advertisements on every riser—until I reached the top floor, where a meal-bag of a woman whose head was tied up in a coloured handkerchief confronted me with ...
— The Bacillus of Beauty - A Romance of To-day • Harriet Stark

... seven; and my punctuality was rewarded by the sight of Miss Lenox walking on the shore in a white dress. I clambered down and joined her before she seemed aware of my presence: then she turned and laughed softly in my face. "What an early riser you are!" she exclaimed. "You have brought excellent habits home from ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 - of Popular Literature and Science • Various

... next day they went out together to see something of the city. By the habit of years, Abram Dixon was an early riser, and his son was like him; so they were abroad somewhat before business was astir in the town. They walked through the commercial portion and down along the wharves and levees. On every side the same sight ...
— The heart of happy hollow - A collection of stories • Paul Laurence Dunbar

... Monday, he did not get up until noon, although usually an early riser. He complained of a violent headache, and of feeling sick. He took, however a cup of tea. He ordered his brougham, but almost immediately countermanded the order. Lubin, his valet, heard him say: "I am hesitating too much;" and a few moments later, ...
— The Widow Lerouge - The Lerouge Case • Emile Gaboriau

... the frosty breath of winter yet lingered on the air, Cora Waters, who was an early riser, saw a large ship entering the harbor. The wind was dead against the vessel; but she was skillfully handled and tacked this way and that and gradually worked her way into the harbor. A wreath of smoke from one of her ports was followed by the ...
— The Witch of Salem - or Credulity Run Mad • John R. Musick

... and the Kenerleys were going for an ocean dip, and Laurence Cromer, who was a late riser, had not yet put in an appearance. Aunt Adelaide was with Patty, hearing all about the adventure, so Bill was obliged to accept ...
— Patty's Butterfly Days • Carolyn Wells

... an inveterate early riser, and sailors sauntering to the fair for want of better employment ran grave risks. In this way a large number were taken on the road to Croydon fair one morning in September 1743. For actual pressing the fair itself was unsafe because of the great ...
— The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore • John R. Hutchinson

... my room, I found Siegfried there. "My aunt's footman has already been here to invite us to breakfast," he said. "When in the country she is always an early riser, and so are the children. I wonder they have not been running about yet. ...
— Dr. Dumany's Wife • Mr Jkai

... a very early riser, was walking in the garden (Betty attending her, as I saw from my window this morning) when I arose: for after such a train of fatigue and restless nights, I had unhappily overslept myself: so all I durst venture upon, was, to step ...
— Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) • Samuel Richardson



Words linked to "Riser" :   somebody, pipe, early bird, structural member, riser main, riser pipe, rise, step, person, stair, mortal, pipage



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