s. m. fuller


George, 1822–84, U.S. painter.
Henry B(lake) ("Stanton Page") 1857–1929, U.S. novelist, poet, and critic.
Melville Weston [wes-tuhn] , 1833–1910, chief justice of the U.S. 1888–1910.
R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.
(Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli) 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.
Thomas, 1608–61, English clergyman and historian.
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fuller1 (ˈfʊlə)
a person who fulls cloth for his living
[Old English fullere, from Latin fullō]

fuller2 (ˈfʊlə)
1.  Also called: fullering tool a tool for forging a groove
2.  a tool for caulking a riveted joint
3.  (tr) to forge (a groove) or caulk (a riveted joint) with a fuller
[C19: perhaps from the name Fuller]

Fuller (ˈfʊlə)
1.  (Richard) Buckminster. 1895--1983, US architect and engineer: developed the geodesic dome
2.  Roy (Broadbent). 1912--91, British poet and writer, whose collections include The Middle of a War (1942) and A Lost Season (1944), both of which are concerned with World War II, Epitaphs and Occasions (1949), and Available for Dreams (1989)
3.  Thomas. 1608--61, English clergyman and antiquarian; author of The Worthies of England (1662)

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Word Origin & History

"one who fulls cloth," O.E. fullere, from L. fullo (see full (v.)).
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Fuller definition

The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap" (Mal. 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). At his transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mark 9:3). En-rogel (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the cloth with their feet.

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