Definition of Temperer

1. n. One who, or that which, tempers; specifically, a machine in which lime, cement, stone, etc., are mixed with water.

Definition of Temperer

1. Noun. A person who tempers (in any meaning) ¹

2. Noun. A machine in which lime, cement, stone, etc., are mixed with water. ¹

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Definition of Temperer

1. one that tempers [n -S] - See also: tempers

Lexicographical Neighbors of Temperer

temperature change
temperature coefficient
temperature coefficients
temperature gradient
temperature inversion
temperature midpoint
temperature reduction
temperature scale
temperature sense
temperature sensitive mutation
temperature spot
temperature unit
temperer (current term)
tempero-mandibular joint
tempero-mandibular joint syndrome
tempest in a teapot

Literary usage of Temperer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Brick, Tiles and Terra-cotta by Charles Thomas Davis (1895)
"The temperer having secured the proper plasticity, or "size" for the clay, ... The work of the temperer for the pug-mill is confined entirely to the clay in ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Bricks, Tiles, Terra-cotta, Etc. by Charles Thomas Davis (1884)
"The clay in the pit is left to soak over night, and in the morning the temperer gets into the pit of mud, and first digs a hole in the clay, ..."

3. The Roorkee Treatise on Civil Engineering in India edited by Arthur Moffatt Lang (1878)
"The temperer's duty is simply to prepare the clay in the way above described ; for effecting which, all he requires is a mamuti or spade, a chatti and a ..."

4. Labor Bulletin by Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics (1920)
"temperer. — A temperer is employed in tempering metal to a proper degree of hardness and elasticity for use in steel cutting instruments, tools, etc. ..."

5. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1893)
"Hence the temperer has to face the difficult task of adding the proper amount of water to a clay supply which does not remain constant two minutes at a time ..."

6. Labor in Europe and America: A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the by Edward Young (1875)
"If the molder does not claim his right to nominate, it passes to the temperer; failing him, to the wheeler j and failing all three, to the employer himself. ..."

7. The Instructor: The Man and the Job : a Hand Book for Instructors of by Charles R. Allen (1919)
"... a large number of scientific facts connected with the work of a temperer, ... that the temperer needs to be able to do is to recognize the right color. ..."

8. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... temperer, to temper (above). distemper (i), to derange the temperament of ... F. temperer, to temper. — L. temperare, to apportion, regulate, qualify. ..."

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