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filler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n filler the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
    • n filler anything added to fill out a whole "some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"
    • n filler copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
    • n filler 100 filler equal 1 forint in Hungary
    • n filler used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Filler (Paint) A composition, as of powdered silica and oil, used to fill the pores and grain of wood before applying paint, varnish, etc.
    • n Filler A thill horse.
    • Filler (Forestry) Any standing tree or standard higher than the surrounding coppice in the form of forest known as coppice under standards. Chiefly used in the pl.
    • Filler One who, or that which, fills; something used for filling. "'T is mere filler, to stop a vacancy in the hexameter.""They have six diggers to four fillers, so as to keep the fillers always at work."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n filler One who or that which fills; especially, a vessel or utensil for conveying a liquid into a bottle, cask, etc.; a funnel.
    • n filler That which serves to fill up or supply a vacancy; a filling.
    • n filler In painting, a material applied to the bare wood for the purpose of filling the grain, thus making a smooth surface for the reception of the coat of paint or varnish. Fillers may be a liquid like varnish, or a paste composed of linseed-oil and any material with a tendency to force its way into the grain of the wood, as silica, powdered glass, or ground slate. They are transparent and do not mar the beauty of the wood.
    • n filler The tobacco which makes the body of a cigar, as distinguished from the wrapper.
    • n filler A thill-horse: same as thiller.
    • n filler A machine for filling bottles, cans, or bags with liquids or dry materials.
    • n filler In horticulture, a tree that is planted in an orchard temporarily, to be removed when the trees of the regular planting and of more enduring character are well grown and occupy the land.
    • n filler In the manufacture of plastic materials, a solid substance, such as wood fiber or mineral powders, used to give greater consistence to a viscid constituent, such as collodion or a fused resin.
    • n filler In engineering: A longitudinal timber or other material placed between two parallel members, as a timber placed between two steel I-beams to stiffen them and to enable them to act as one beam.
    • n filler A hollow cylindrical pipe or spool through which a bolt is passed to fasten together two parallel beams or struts. The bolt in conjunction with the filler prevents the two beams or struts from spreading apart and from moving too close together.
    • n filler A current subsidary coin of Hungary, the hundredth part of a krona, equivalent to two tenths of a United States cent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Filler he who, or that which, fills: a vessel for conveying a liquid into a bottle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 1st Fill
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fyllan, fullianful, full.

Usage

In literature:

Before this, she had been the team and the others were mere fillers-in.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Your guide carries a glass and a long filler.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
The main uses of chalk are as a filler in rubber, and as a component of paint and putty.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Their flavor is rather neutral, and they are frequently used as fillers in blends.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Purt's brand of cigarettes is made out of long-filler Connecticut cabbage.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The cement grout filler is applied in the same general manner as the bituminous filler.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
During the convention, there will be some kind of filler stuff from the central office.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
No good filler seems yet to have been devised for packing grapes in California.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
When the specimen is dry apply a coat of thin shellac as a filler to the surface to paint upon.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
The thermometer bulb is immersed in the electrolyte above the plates through the filler hole in the tops of the cells.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
It can be given as a fragment, with some kind of ballet as a filler.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
I winced as he deliberately tore the paper from that precious fine smoke and inserted the filler in his mouth for a chew.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Scott rumbled a little too hard; his stride was too firm to answer the purpose, except for short fillers now and then.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
These may be placed in either sheep or hog casings through the use of the homemade filler shown on another page.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Abdullah had a special laboratory made, and employed a number of boys as cartridge fillers.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
He had taken a leaf of the raw tobacco and adding a pinch for filler was trying to twist the spill.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
She is the crack-filler.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
With these fillers a case holds 20 5-6 dozen duck eggs.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
Fill the neck first, using your wooden filler, then the body.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
It's a light thing we put on for a filler.
"Dorothy Dale's Great Secret" by Margaret Penrose
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In news:

Need filler material for when the game goes bad.
' Filler ' up your cart to save more on groceries.
They were sorting their carts and one said to the other that she needed a " filler " to finish her order and grabbed a small bottle of lotion.
The Filler B's: Who completes your outfield.
Graff Immersion Floor Mounted Tub Filler .
Suspected father filler denied bail.
If I use a paste wood filler on a piece of oak can I still successfully glue to the surface of the piece.
My intentions would be to do the glue up after the paste wood filler is used and dried and then add the finish etc.
This time we have a variation of a technique that's been around for a while: using super glue as a filler .
Rohde & Schwarz unveils TV transposer/gap filler .
Rohde & Schwarz has unveiled the new R&S XV7002 TV transposer/gap filler for efficient operation of digital TV transmitter networks in DVB-T systems.
What is the best filler for a 2-mg testosterone capsule.
Because LaVív is more invasive, time consuming, and expensive than the fillers already available—and hasn't been shown to last longer—doctors aren't that impressed.
This concept could inspire a new generation of wrinkle fillers in the next several years, but for now it's a work in progress.
Liquid filler for free- flowing as well as viscous products.
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In science:

Filler targets were introduced to provide useful redshifts outside the main survey, and thus, maximise fibre usage.
Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): The input catalogue and star-galaxy separation
For the Fermilab site-filler one can conceive using it as an injector for a larger ring.
Report of the ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop 'Accelerators for a Higgs Factory: Linear vs. Circular' (HF2012)
Chart Parsing According to the Slot and Filler Principle.
The Complexity of Recognition of Linguistically Adequate Dependency Grammars
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