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Frazer

[frey-zer] /ˈfreɪ zər/
noun
1.
Sir James George, 1854–1941, Scottish anthropologist: writer of socio-anthropological studies.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Mr. Frazer gives to all four Tsimshian clans the names of animals.

  • Sir,—Give me leave to recommend the bearer, Mr. Frazer, to your notice and regard.

    Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
  • For rabbits he uses Frazer's axle grease, and kills borers with knife.

    The Apple Various
  • See the authorities cited by Frazer in Totemism and Exogamy.

  • In Mr. Frazer's theory these magic-men finally develop into both kings or chiefs and man-gods.

    Magic and Religion Andrew Lang
  • He wanted to keep three o'clock, the hour of Frazer's lecture, from coming.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • Mr. Frazer clearly means that when man was no longer primitive, he conceived the gods to be mortal like himself.

    Magic and Religion Andrew Lang
  • It was plain that he was known as a belligerent, a supporter of Professor Frazer.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • "Old Greek 's going to take notes and make a report to the faculty about what Frazer says," reflected Carl.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • It's an insult to Frazer to have a horse-faced guy listen to him.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for Frazer

Frazer

/ˈfreɪzə/
noun
1.
Sir James George. 1854–1941, Scottish anthropologist; author of many works on primitive religion, and magic, esp The Golden Bough (1890)
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