gazer

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gazer ‎(plural gazers)

  1. One who gazes
    • 1595, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, Act II, Scene 2, [1]
      I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall; / I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book V, edited by Abraham Stoll, Indianapolis: Hackett, 2006, Canto Eight, stanza 38, p. 113,
      Like lightening flash, that hath the gazer burned, / So did the sight thereof their sense dismay, / That backe againe upon themselves they turned, / And with their ryder ranne perforce away:
    • 1820, Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," [2]
      Knots of gazers and gossips were collected in the churchyard, at the bridge, and at the spot where the hat and pumpkin had been found.
    • 1854, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1910, pp. 86-7, [3]
      I would observe, by the way, that it costs me nothing for curtains, for I have no gazers to shut out but the sun and moon, and I am willing that they should look in.
    • 1914, Wassily Kandinsky, The Art of Spiritual Harmony, translated by M.T.H. Sadler, Houghton Mifflin, Chapter V, p. 49, [4]
      Keen lemon-yellow hurts the eye in time as a prolonged and shrill trumpet-note the ear, and the gazer turns away to seek relief in blue or green.

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Etymology 1[edit]

gaz +‎ -er

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gazer

  1. to gas (exterminate using gas)
  2. (slang) to smoke (a cigarette)
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun, se gazer) to rage, to become irate
  4. (informal) to go well, to be well (feeling)
    ça gaze ? - how's it going?
    oui, ça gaze. - it's going alright
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Etymology 2[edit]

gaze +‎ -er

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gazer

  1. to gloss over; to cover up; to hush up
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