Waster

Wast"er

(?), n. [OE. wastour, OF. wasteor, gasteor. See Waste, v. t.]
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1. One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a prodigal.
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He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Prov. xviii. 9.
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Sconces are great wasters of candles.
Swift.
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2. An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste; -- called also a thief. Halliwell.
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3. A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
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Half a dozen of veneys at wasters with a good fellow for a broken head.
Beau. & Fl.
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Being unable to wield the intellectual arms of reason, they are fain to betake them unto wasters.
Sir T. Browne.
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