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mender

[men-der] /ˈmɛn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that mends.
2.
a piece of sheet metal that has been imperfectly tinned but that may be retinned to an acceptable standard.
Origin of mender
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see mend, -er1
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  • "Nothing but supper now," said the mender of roads, with a hungry face.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • "Never," answered the mender of roads, recovering his perpendicular.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • She pretended to be a cleaner and mender of lace, but she sold a good many other things.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • It was the turn of the mender of roads to say it this time, after observing these operations.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • mender puffed for a few moments at a Russian cigarette, before he again spoke.

  • "That was perhaps to be expected," answered mender reflectively.

  • The mender of nets tapped softly against the table with his thin, white fingers.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • "It was an indiscretion, true," nodded the white-haired mender thoughtfully.

  • Then, the mender of roads having got his tools together and all things ready to go down into the village, roused him.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • She no longer wants to be the cook, the mender, the sweeper of the house!

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
Word Origin and History for mender
n.

late 14c., agent noun from mend (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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