fanner Brown's boy took him outside the henyard and gently put him down on the ground.
His eyes were shut, and he didn't; hear what fanner Brown's boy said.
He had not done anything to show that he was a fanner of rebellion.
When a labourer is very warm, he sits down before the fanner, who soon restores him to coolness.
fanner Brown's boy's face flushed again, but this time it was with pleasure.
The fanner's chief work is, however, to prevent any labourer becoming too hot.
She knew that Bob was right, and that fanner Brown's boy had proved himself a true friend from whom there was nothing to fear.
It is true, that when any bold opponent called attention to it, the fanner of Rome immediately threw out the pure grain.
There lay fanner Brown's boy's old straw hat, just where he had left it when the supper horn blew.
With this fanner Brown's boy turned his back on the hunter and started for home.
device to make an air current, Old English fann (West Saxon) "a basket or shovel for winnowing grain" (by tossing it in the air), from Latin vannus, related to ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)).
The chaff, being lighter, would blow off. Sense of "device for moving air" first recorded late 14c.; the hand-held version is first attested 1550s. A fan-light (1819) was shaped like a lady's fan.
"devotee," 1889, American English, originally of baseball enthusiasts, probably a shortening of fanatic, but may be influenced by the fancy, a collective term for followers of a certain hobby or sport (especially boxing); see fancy. There is an isolated use from 1682, but the modern word is likely a late 19c. formation. Fan club attested by 1930.
late Old English fannian "to winnow grain," from the noun (see fan (n.1)). Meaning "to stir up air" is from early 15c. Related: Fanned; fanning. To fan out "spread out like a hand-held fan," is from 1590s.
a winnowing shovel by which grain was thrown up against the wind that it might be cleansed from broken straw and chaff (Isa. 30:24; Jer. 15:7; Matt. 3:12). (See AGRICULTURE.)