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Seton
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Setter definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SET'TER, n.
1. One that sets; as a setter on, or inciter; a setter up; a setter forth, etc.
2. A dogs that beats the field and starts birds for sportsmen.
3. A man that performs the office of a setting dogor finds persons to be plundered.
4. One that adapts words to music in composition.
5. Whatever sets off, adorns or recommendws. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: one who sets written material into type [syn: compositor, typesetter, setter, typographer]
2: a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. one that sets 2. a large bird dog (as an Irish setter) of a type trained to point on finding game

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a dog of a large long-haired breed trained to stand rigid when scenting game (see SET(1) 35). b this breed. 2 a person or thing that sets.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Setter Set"ter, v. t. To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue. [Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Setter Set"ter, n. 1. One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching. Note: There are several distinct varieties of setters; as, the Irish, or red, setter; the Gordon setter, which is usually red or tan varied with black; and the English setter, which is variously colored, but usually white and tawny red, with or without black. 3. One who hunts victims for sharpers. --Shak. 4. One who adapts words to music in composition. 5. An adornment; a decoration; -- with off. [Obs.] They come as . . . setters off of thy graces. --Whitlock. 6. (Pottery) A shallow seggar for porcelain. --Ure.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(setters) A setter is a long-haired dog that can be trained to show hunters where birds and animals are. N-COUNT

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A bailiff's follower, who, like a setting dog follows and points the game for his master. Also sometimes an exciseman.




 


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