Origin of girdler
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Besides,” said she, “Mr Girdler thinks it the best thing, and he is your guardian.Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
The Fusilier had struck on that part of the sands named the Girdler.Battles with the Sea
They think that she is on the Girdler Sands, but she may be on the Shingles.
He was introduced to them all as the Rev. Mr. Girdler, and created a most favorable impression, especially among the young women.
They search narrowly, but in vain, and at last hurry away as the Girdler light-ship still continues to fire heavy guns.
- a person or thing that girdles
- a maker of girdles
- any insect, such as the twig girdler, that bores circular grooves around the stems or twigs in which it lays its eggs
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