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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of grain elevator
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby grain elevator
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Example sentences from the Web for grain elevator
To accelerate the introduction of the cargo, a grain-elevator was employed.
She found him in the shadow of the grain-elevator, sulkily kicking at a rail of the side-track.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for grain elevator
a machine for raising grain to a higher level, esp one having an endless belt fitted with scoops
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