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PALMER, n. p`amer. One that returned from the Holy Land bearing branches of palm; a pilgrim or crusader.




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PALMER, n. p`amer. One that returned from the Holy Land bearing branches of palm; a pilgrim or crusader.


PALM'ER, n. [p'amer.]

One that returned from the Holy Land bearing branches of palm; a pilgrim or crusader. – Pope.


Palm"er
  1. One who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice.
  2. A wandering religious votary; especially, one who bore a branch of palm as a token that he had visited the Holy Land and its sacred places.

    Chaucer.

    Pilgrims and palmers plighted them together. P. Plowman.

    The pilgrim had some home or dwelling place, the palmer had none. The pilgrim traveled to some certain, designed place or places, but the palmer to all. T. Staveley.

  3. A palmerworm.


    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  4. A palmerworm.
  5. Short for Palmer fly, an artificial fly made to imitate a hairy caterpillar; a hackle.


    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  6. Short for Palmer fly, an artificial fly made to imitate a hairy caterpillar; a hackle.
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Palmer

PALMER, noun p'amer. One that returned from the Holy Land bearing branches of palm; a pilgrim or crusader.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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WART, n. Waurt. [G.]

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