But rouser hath forgot the claw-bearer, though his bleeding nose for many a day shall remember.
The men responded with a faint cheer—they were too much exhausted for "a rouser."
After this “rouser,” as he called it, he sat down again, and almost immediately fell fast asleep.
And I'd got pretty slack till you woke us up last night—I say, that was a rouser again.
After this "rouser," as he called it, he sat down again, and almost immediately fell fast asleep.
The boys were going to have a rouser that night; everybody out in front of the gym before dinner for songs and speeches.
"An' so you're goin' to put my father down on the black list," said the beetle-browed son of the rouser.
Our boys woke up early next morning, for a chill wind sweeping over Swarta Stack was as effectual a rouser as the dressing-bell.
mid-15c., intransitive probably from Anglo-French or Old French reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body, but like many hawking terms it is of obscure origin. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Roused; rousing.