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shedder

[shed-er] /ˈʃɛd ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that sheds.
2.
a lobster, crab, etc., just before it molts.
Origin of shedder
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see shed2, -er1
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  • Blood must not stain its walls; no shedder of gore could be its architect.

  • I could not give him up as a shedder of blood—he was in my hand.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • It takes the live minnow readily, also shedder crawfish, and will not refuse earthworms, cut butcher meat or liver.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • And this is another spell against which the shedder of blood for ever strives in vain.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • But he was little more than a shedder of blood; he accomplished nothing, and I name him only as one of the figures of our beach.

    Heart of Man George Edward Woodberry
  • Where is the divine injunction against the shedder of man's blood to rest?

    The History of "Punch" M. H. Spielmann
  • In the same way it is not evidently irrational, if men decided that a woman, like a priest, must not be a shedder of blood.

    What's Wrong With The World G.K. Chesterton
  • The shedder of blood no longer lives to pursue his vocation, and justice is satisfied.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for shedder

shedder

/ˈʃɛdə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that sheds
2.
an animal, such as a llama, snake, or lobster, that moults
3.
(NZ) a person who milks cows in a milking shed
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