visitant

Part of speech: noun

A visitor; that which comes and goes or makes a transient appearance.

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Usage examples "visitant":

  1. As every thing must be raised by dint of labour, it cannot be supposed that the inhabitants plant much more than is sufficient for themselves; and as they are but few in number, they cannot have much to spare to supply the wants of visitant strangers. - "A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1", James Cook.
  2. The Abbey and its monastic environs being haunted ground, it was natural that a mysterious visitant of the kind, and one supposed to be under the influence of mental hallucination, should inspire awe in a person unaccustomed to the place. - "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.
  3. The principal had got away, but he had identified his confederate, and for the first time held a clue to his mysterious visitant. - "Susy, A Story of the Plains", Bret Harte.