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reader Idioms & Phrases


lay reader

  • noun a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
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lip reader

  • noun someone who can understand spoken words by watching the movements of a speaker's lips
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map-reader

  • noun a person who can read maps
    • he is a good map-reader
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mcguffey eclectic readers

  • noun readers that combined lessons in reading with moralistic messages
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mind reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; mental telepathist; telepathist.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    mind reader; telepathist.
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news reader

  • noun someone who reads out broadcast news bulletin
    newsreader.
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Pattern reader

  • one who arranges textile patterns.
Webster 1913

Proof reader

  • one who reads, and marks correction in, proofs. See def. 5, above.
Webster 1913

Stall reader

  • one who reads books at a stall where they are exposed for sale.
Webster 1913

thought-reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; mental telepathist; telepathist.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    mind reader; telepathist.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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