setter

Part of speech: noun

One who sets; one of a breed of hunting dogs that crouch to point out game.

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Usage examples "setter":

  1. I have to- day a letter- setter, from my papa- ah- ha, safe in my hands- sands." - "The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1", Rupert Hughes.
  2. The sporting dog called the Setter, is distinguished by his long, silky hair, and has consequently been considered as a large spaniel. - "Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals", R. Lee.
  3. If we weren't a little crowded this year by the type- setter I'd send a check large enough to buy a family Bible or some other useful thing like that. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.