Definition of Batteners
1. battener [n] - See also: battener
Lexicographical Neighbors of Batteners
Literary usage of Batteners
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Poems by William Henry Burleigh (1841)
"... father's better faith— For gladly in their malice, would they wile Even this away—those batteners on our blood— And rob you of your last remaining good. ..."
2. Mark Twain's Letters by Mark Twain (1917)
"You imply that all the batteners upon this bribery-fund are Republicans. An indiscreet confession, since about half of them must have been Democrats before ..."
3. Bramble-bees and Others by Jean-Henri Fabre (1915)
"But, in her absence, there is no lack, among the Fly rabble, of other batteners on the toil of their fellow-insects. Whatever the job, whatever the plunder, ..."
4. The Reasoner by George Jacob Holyoake (1849)
"... not for the abject soulless batteners on public bounty in all its shapes,but for the constant, modest, distressed tax and ratepayers, who struggle under ..."
5. Secret Service in South Africa by Douglas Blackburn, W. Waithman Caddell (1911)
"A more hard-headed set of batteners on the public never existed. They were to a man the antithesis and contradiction of the popular idea that a Government ..."
6. Rochdale discourses: a memorial contribution by 14 clergymen connectedd with by John Cairns, Rochdale discourses (1870)
"... to your worst passions, batteners on your weakest prejudices and eccentricities, and you have notoriety, not the name that endures. ..."
7. The Standard Bearer by Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1898)
"To me they were but mites in the cheese, pottle-bellied batteners on the heritage and patrimony of the Kirk of Scotland. Siller and acres spelled all their ..."