Definition of Moon-curser

1. Noun. Someone who imports or exports without paying duties.

Exact synonyms: Contrabandist, Moon Curser, Runner, Smuggler
Specialized synonyms: Coyote, Arms-runner, Gunrunner, Rumrunner
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
Derivative terms: Contraband, Smuggle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moon-curser

mooley
mooleys
mooli
moolies
mooling
moolis
moollah
moollahs
moolley
moolooite
moolooites
mools
mooly
moon
moon-blind
moon-curser (current term)
moon-eye
moon-eyed
moon-face
moon-faced
moon-faces
moon-ray
moon-round
moon-splashed
moon-worship
moon about
moon around
moon bag
moon bags
moon bear

Literary usage of Moon-curser

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1. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... During the execution, Kip the moon-curser, suddenly sank down and expired instantly.' 29. — OUR boys have pretty well thrashed Sir Peter Parker and all ..."

2. The Diary of the Revolution: A Centennial Volume Embracing the Current by Frank Moore (1876)
"During the execution, Kip the moon-curser, suddenly sank down and expired instantly." JC.VE 29.—OrE boys have pretty well thrashed Sir Peter Parker and all ..."

3. The Old Farmer and His Almanack: Being Some Observations on Life and Manners by George Lyman Kittredge (1920)
"Shoemaker loo " was a round game at cards. How it differed from ordinary loo does not appear. " moon-curser" is not in the dictionaries, ..."

4. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1885)
"A. MARIETTA, Ohio, June*-, MOON CURSER fv. 140, 383; vi. 61; viii. 145]—Wreckers were called Moon cursers. In September, 1770, Capt. Biddle, of Philadelphia ..."

5. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1885)
"A. MARIETTA, Ohio, June 5 MOON CURSER fv. 140, 383; vi. 61; viii. 145]—Wreckers were called Moon cursers. In September, 1770, Capt. Biddle, of Philadelphia ..."

6. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Moon curser (old cant), a link- boy or one that under colour of lighting people robs them. Also termed a "glim-jack." Mooney (nautical), not quite ..."

7. Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected ...by Francis Grose by Francis Grose (1823)
"A watch. r ,s MOON CURSER. A link-boy : link-boys are said to curse the moon, because it renders their assistance unnecessary ; these gentry frequently, ..."

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