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lier

[lahy-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that lies, as in wait or in ambush.
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Origin of lier

First recorded in 1575–85; lie2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for liers

Historical Examples

  • Liers was put out of action by guns installed at Sainte Walburge.

    World's War Events, Vol. I

    Various

  • Some of the liers are too ill to know how long they've been on the train.

  • Why they were "liers" instead of "sitters" I can't think, as there was not much wrong with them.

    Fanny Goes to War

    Pat Beauchamp


Word Origin and History for liers

lier

n.

"one who reclines;" 1580s, agent noun from lie (v.2).

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