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noun
Timer  n.  
1.
A timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc.
2.
(Internal-combustion Engines) In electric ignition, an adjustable device for automatically timing the spark.






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"Timer" Quotes from Famous Books



... The pronounced timer will feel it clearly; the extreme stresser will not. Change ...
— The Principles of English Versification • Paull Franklin Baum

... nature simple-minded and unsophisticated, had lost all confidence in their fellow-men in general and merchants in particular through the, to say the least, very dubious and suspicious dealings of the tribes of Israel. My uncle said he was an old timer in New Mexico, but the Jew was there already when he came and, added he, thoughtfully, "I believe the Jews came to America with Columbus." With a pack of merchandise strapped to his back, this king of commerce ...
— Tales of Aztlan • George Hartmann

... 'An old-timer; cares for his dogs and then himself,' whispered Malemute Kid to Prince as they listened to the snapping jaws and the wolfish snarls and yelps of pain which proclaimed to their practiced ears that the stranger was beating back their dogs while he ...
— The Son of the Wolf • Jack London

... "All right, old timer. You remember that the Tube was widened at the sides in order that we could make two circular tubes side by side—one ...
— The Undersea Tube • L. Taylor Hansen

... rose and came forward heavily, while Tutt & Tutt trembled. He was the one man they were afraid of—an old-timer celebrated as a bulwark of the prosecution, who could always be safely counted upon to uphold the arms of the law, who regarded with reverence all officials connected with the administration of justice, and from whose composition all human ...
— Tutt and Mr. Tutt • Arthur Train

... the little details of your daily routine in the mountains, many are worth setting down, however trivial they may seem. They mark the difference between the greenhorn and the old-timer; but, more important, they mark also the difference between the right and the wrong, the efficient and the inefficient ...
— The Mountains • Stewart Edward White

... quite unable to stand the steady test of R.N.W.M.P. life. Apart from that, no blatherskite can endure it; no vain boaster, no aggressive bully, no slacker, and no humbug of any kind can possibly keep his end up in the force." So wrote a widely experienced and keen-witted "old-timer," in 1908, and he ...
— Jan - A Dog and a Romance • A. J. Dawson

... affairs who will not play poker at home, and are shocked at the mention of faro and roulette, which any old-timer will tell you are easier to beat than the stock market, think they are using business judgment when they try to make money on stock market 'tips'. Anyone with common sense can see that a 10% margin has no more chance ...
— Successful Stock Speculation • John James Butler

... one old-timer, out since Mons, who habitually, night after night, day after day, would pipe up with the same old plaint. ...
— A Yankee in the Trenches • R. Derby Holmes

... it," answered the old-timer, falling back. "An' don't you come closter. I'm liable to get scared, an' you'd ought not to forget I'm as big as you ...
— Man Size • William MacLeod Raine

... silent, until the ship was coming around on her course, picking up speed every instant. Kincaide had gradually increased the pull of the gravity pads to about twice normal, so that we found it barely possible to move about. The Ertak was an old-timer, but she could pick up speed when she had to that would have thrown us all headlong were it not for the artificial gravity ...
— Vampires of Space • Sewell Peaslee Wright

... the protection of a husband's name has a hard lot if she has physical or other attractions. Widows of both kinds are always under suspicion. If one is lighthearted and enjoys even innocent pleasure, she may be called a "good timer," or "fast," and this may injure her advancement in the arena ...
— The Colored Girl Beautiful • E. Azalia Hackley

... Fox River, a few miles above Wedron, Ill., an old-timer named Andy Haskins has a shack, and he has made most of the record fish catches in that vicinity during forty years. He has a big record book containing dates and weights to ...
— Best Short Stories • Various

... and expensive. Accordingly a callow, chipper, self-confident, blond little clerk was assigned to show them about. He had arrived from the East only six months ago; but this was six months earlier than the Keiths, so he put on all the airs of an old-timer. In a two-seated calash, furnished by the bankers, they drove to the westerly part of the town. The plank streets soon ran out into sand or rutty earth roads. These bored their way relentlessly between sand hills in the process of removal. Steam paddies coughed and clanked in all ...
— The Gray Dawn • Stewart Edward White

... stand in the right way, toss your nine pound rifle about as if it were a straw, and all with but a moment or two for thought between the first order and the second. Even Pickle was silent this morning, intent like the rest of us on his job. We are all so green that, except for the occasional old-timer, no one was giving his ...
— At Plattsburg • Allen French

... up, "A cattleman who went by here yesterday, an old-timer, said: 'When December's ...
— The Iron Furrow • George C. Shedd

... you back to town and let Doc Burgess look you over. Maybe the bones are pressing on your brain where you bumped your head. You act like it. But the fact is I didn't want to go back to Watertown—I ought to chase right down to Chester for that timer. It was promised for to-morrow, and there isn't a minute to be lost. There aren't any falls down this way, are there?" ...
— The Boy Scouts of the Air on Lost Island • Gordon Stuart

... awe of him was due less to his roughness and to the big place he filled in the life of the Panhandle than to the fact that he was the father of his daughter. It was essential to Arthur's plans that he stand well with the old-timer. ...
— Oh, You Tex! • William Macleod Raine

... that produced by A. M. Herring (an old-timer) and W. S. Burgess, under the name of the Herring-Burgess. This is also equipped with an automatic stability device for maintaining the balance transversely. The curvature of the planes is also laid out on new lines. That this new plan is effective is evidenced ...
— Flying Machines - Construction and Operation • W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

... leg of his again, first thing he knows," the old-timer growled as he followed in ...
— A Daughter of the Dons - A Story of New Mexico Today • William MacLeod Raine

... loudness or pitch, by which their meaning or importance is indicated,—and it is only secondarily that we think of these weighted or "stressed" words as separated from one another by approximately equal intervals of time. Standing on the rocks at Gloucester after an easterly storm, a typical "timer" might be chiefly conscious of the steady sequence of the waves, the measured intervals between their summits; while the typical stresser, although subconsciously aware of the steady iteration of the giant ...
— A Study of Poetry • Bliss Perry

... said, "you vex the poor man with temporal matters when it seems he may have short timer to consider those that are spiritual. Has he no friends here who will bear him where his bodily wounds and the health of his soul may be both ...
— The Fair Maid of Perth • Sir Walter Scott

... court towns, Menard and Fulton Counties, Illinois, Lincoln rode knee to knee with an old settler who admitted that he was going to Lewiston to have some "lawing" out with a neighbor, also an old-timer. The young practitioner already preached, as a motto, that there would always be litigation enough and again exerted to throw oil on the ...
— The Lincoln Story Book • Henry L. Williams

... tell me. It may not be necessary to tell me provided you know the truth yourself. Will you promise that?" He smiled at her encouragingly as she nodded. "Good! Now be cheerful. I am not deceiving you, Mrs. Wells, I am too sensible an old timer to do that. I give you my word that these troubles can be easily handled. I really do not consider you in a serious condition. Now then, until two weeks from today. I'll make you a friendly little bet that when I see you again you'll be ...
— Possessed • Cleveland Moffett

... between the Moose's twitching ears. "Hold up your little brown hands, Scott, till I reach me your gun. Fine! Now ride ahead of me till we reach Charleton. Some boy I am on the draw, eh, old-timer?" ...
— Judith of the Godless Valley • Honore Willsie

... old timer," said Kendric. "Rios has been talking revolution to you, has he? Sometimes an uprising down here is a nasty mess that it's easier to get into than out of again. And, if we get our hooks on the loot that brought us down here, ...
— Daughter of the Sun - A Tale of Adventure • Jackson Gregory

... the polite phrase literally. "More like you'll want to knock his head off. Old Timer," he leaned over the saddle horn, "seein' as you're from Missoury, I'll tell you private that you'd better keep on travelin'. Company ain't wanted at the Scissor Outfit, and they'd high-tone it over you so ...
— The Fighting Shepherdess • Caroline Lockhart

... locked down, Troy carefully unclipped a timer fused from his belt and handed it across. He spoke for the first time since they left the tractor. "It's set for seven minutes." In the wavering light of the murky waters, he saw Alec glance up at him and then gingerly insert the ...
— The Thirst Quenchers • Rick Raphael

... pardner was shot down below in your camp. That shore looks bad fer you, old-timer. The boss'll shore have t' look into it when he gits here. Lucky we made up our minds t' hold yuh—a murderer, like as not." He filled his pipe with deliberation, while Casey, his jaw sagging, stared from one ...
— The Trail of the White Mule • B. M. Bower

... "Nothin' doin', old-timer. This is my job, and I don't reckon I'll let anybody else tackle it. Much obliged, just the same. You're one sure-enough white ...
— The Big-Town Round-Up • William MacLeod Raine

... stows us into a two-seated sleigh, and off we're whirled, bells jinglin', for half a mile or so through the stinging mornin' air. Next thing I know, I'm bein' towed up to a desk and a hotel register is shoved at me. Just like an old-timer, I dashes off my ...
— The House of Torchy • Sewell Ford

... might be an old timer come back. Look him up in the index, Mac. That will soon tell you whether we have got ...
— The Case and The Girl • Randall Parrish

... An old-timer, seldom seen today. Stony-hard, horny "flet milk" cartwheels locally nicknamed "bang." Never popular anywhere, it has stood more abuse than Limburger, not for its smell but ...
— The Complete Book of Cheese • Robert Carlton Brown



Words linked to "Timer" :   egg timer, horologe, time, official, governor, timekeeper, old-timer, two-timer, timepiece, parking meter, chronograph, stop watch, regulator



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