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Dyer

[dahy-er] /ˈdaɪ ər/
noun
1.
John, 1700–58, British poet.
2.
Mary, died 1660, American Quaker religious martyr, born in England.
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  • Miss Dyer groaned, and drew an uncertain hand across her forehead.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Miss Dyer spoke absently, glancing from the window in growing trouble.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • In this same connection may be named other items of folklore related by Mr. Dyer.

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    Benjamin Taylor
  • He went direct to the Rue de Marais and demanded to speak with the Dyer.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • This was her family name; she was called Tintoretta because her father had been a Dyer.

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Word Origin and History for Dyer

dyer

n.

late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from dye (v.).

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