suckers

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hag \Hag\ (h[a^]g), noun [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[aum]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild woman. [root]12.]

1. A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard. [Obs.] "[Silenus] that old hag." --Golding.

2. An ugly old woman. --Dryden.

3. A fury; a she-monster. --Crashaw.

4. (Zool.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch ({Myxine glutinosa}), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order {Hyperotreta}. Called also {hagfish}, {borer}, {slime eel}, {sucker}, and {sleepmarken}.

5. (Zool.) The hagdon or shearwater.

6. An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair. --Blount.

{Hag moth} (Zool.), a moth ({Phobetron pithecium}), the larva of which has curious side appendages, and feeds on fruit trees.

{Hag's tooth} (Naut.), an ugly irregularity in the pattern of matting or pointing.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sucker \Suck"er\ (s[u^]k"[~e]r), noun

1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere to other bodies.

2. A suckling; a sucking animal. --Beau. & Fl.

3. The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a pump basket. --Boyle.

4. A pipe through which anything is drawn.

5. A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string attached to the center, which, when saturated with water and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure, with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a plaything.

6. (Bot.) A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment from the body of the plant.

7. (Zool.) (a) Any one of numerous species of North American fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family {Catostomidae}; so called because the lips are protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of little value as food. The most common species of the Eastern United States are the northern sucker ({Catostomus Commersoni}), the white sucker ({Catostomus teres}), the hog sucker ({Catostomus nigricans}), and the chub, or sweet sucker ({Erimyzon sucetta}). Some of the large Western species are called {buffalo fish}, {red horse}, {black horse}, and {suckerel}. (b) The remora. (c) The lumpfish. (d) The hagfish, or myxine. (e) A California food fish ({Menticirrus undulatus}) closely allied to the kingfish (a); -- called also {bagre}.

8. A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.

They who constantly converse with men far above their estates shall reap shame and loss thereby; if thou payest nothing, they will count thee a sucker, no branch. --Fuller.

9. A hard drinker; a soaker. [Slang]

10. A greenhorn; someone easily cheated, gulled, or deceived. [Slang, U.S.]

11. A nickname applied to a native of Illinois. [U. S.]

12. A person strongly attracted to something; -- usually used with for; as, he's a sucker for tall blondes. [PJC]

11. Any thing or person; -- usually implying annoyance or dislike; as, I went to change the blade and cut my finger on the sucker. [Slang] [PJC]

{Carp sucker}, {Cherry sucker}, etc. See under {Carp}, {Cherry}, etc.

{Sucker fish}. See {Sucking fish}, under {Sucking}.

{Sucker rod}, a pump rod. See under {Pump}.

{Sucker tube} (Zool.), one of the external ambulacral tubes of an echinoderm, -- usually terminated by a sucker and used for locomotion. Called also {sucker foot}. See {Spatangoid}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sucker \Suck"er\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Suckered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckering}.]

1. To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize.

2. To cheat or deceive (a gullible person); to make a sucker of (someone). [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sucker \Suck"er\, verb (used without an object) To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sucker

noun

1: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn: {chump}, {fool}, {gull}, {mark}, {patsy}, {fall guy}, {sucker}, {soft touch}, {mug}]

2: a shoot arising from a plant's roots

3: a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)

4: flesh of any of numerous North American food fishes with toothless jaws

5: hard candy on a stick [syn: {lollipop}, {sucker}, {all-day sucker}]

6: an organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction

7: mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps


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