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[raw-ser, ros-er] /ˈrɔ sər, ˈrɒs ər/
a logger who peels the bark from, and often smooths one side of, a log so that it may be dragged easily.
any of various machines or devices for removing bark from logs and pulpwood.
an attachment on a circular saw for removing ross or bark ahead of the blade.
Origin of rosser
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; ross + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • rosser's men could not withstand the charge, but broke and fled up the hill.

  • rosser had attacked the pickets at the fords and was driving them in.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • He was attacked by rosser who made a lot of his men prisoners.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • rosser, with the cavalry, attacked Custer and assisted Gordon.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • "I'll have an agreement drawn up, relating to the claims, at once," said rosser.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • But Carson and rosser were both up to every hook and crook of the game.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • "Close for seven hundred pounds each, rosser," he said briskly.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • He intended to either ruin you, rosser, or compel you to become a traitor.

    Spies of the Kaiser William Le Queux
  • rosser, perhaps, he thought to himself—he had already begun to detest rosser.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke

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