Mrs. Fairlee—the pourer—was to give to the club-members a weekly afternoon tea.
Later, however, Pandora herself becomes the pourer forth of ills on the head of defenceless man.
This means a Strong-breasted one, the pourer or Shredder forth of spiritual and temporal blessings.
Again the word Saca, which was a drinking feast, resembles the word Ski, Persian for a pourer forth of wine.
Never was such a pourer of cold water on other people's enthusiasms.
c.1300, of unknown origin, not in Old English; perhaps from Old French (Flanders dialect) purer "to sift (grain), pour out (water)," from Latin purare "to purify," from purus "pure" (see pure). Replaced Old English geotan. Intransitive sense from 1530s. Related: Poured; pouring; pourable. As a noun from 1790.