Waylayer
Waylayer Way"lay`er, n. One who waylays another. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • waylayer — See waylay. * * * …   Universalium

  • waylayer — noun a person who waylays someone …   Wiktionary

  • waylayer — n. one who waylays; ambusher, thief …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waylayer — waylayˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑way …   Useful english dictionary

  • waylay — waylayer, n. /way lay , way lay /, v.t., waylaid, waylaying. 1. to intercept or attack from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay. 2. to await and accost unexpectedly: The actor was waylaid by a swarm of admirers. [1505 15; WAY1 + LAY1,… …   Universalium

  • Accumulatio — is a figure of speech, in which the points made previously are presented again in a compact, forceful manner. It often employs the use of climax in the summation of a speech.The word is from the Latin, and means to amass. Examples* Your… …   Wikipedia

  • sǽtere — m ( es/ as) one that lies in wait, one that waylays, waylayer; 1. a robber; 2. fig, one who acts insidiously, seditious one, seducer (the devil); 3. spy …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • sǽtnere — m ( es/ as) one that lies in wait, one that waylays, waylayer; 1. a robber; 2. fig, one who acts insidiously, seditious one, seducer (the devil); 3. spy (2) …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • waylay — verb (past and past participle waylaid) intercept in order to attack. ↘intercept and detain with questions, conversation, etc. Derivatives waylayer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • waylay — /weɪˈleɪ / (say way lay) verb (t) (waylaid, waylaying) 1. to fall upon or assail from ambush, as in order to rob, seize, or slay. 2. to await and accost unexpectedly: *When Leila was on her way to the spare room to have her rest, Edwin waylaid… …   Australian English dictionary

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