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fixer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fixer synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
    • n fixer someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
    • n fixer a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
    • n fixer a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fixer One who or that which fixes, establishes, or renders permanent; specifically, any solution used to fix a photograph, a crayon drawing, etc.; a fixative.
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Usage

In literature:

Because you know how I told you I was a good fixer and I'm always lucky, you have to admit that.
"Pee-wee Harris" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
It's some of the loom-fixers.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
He was the world's champion fixer.
"Pee-wee Harris on the Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I'm the fixer of Spaceman's Row.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
The fixer entered hurriedly, looking sharply around the almost vacant room, he whispered with the boss.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
My father and my uncle, Jacob Perryman, was some of the fixers.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
I've had 'Silk' Humphreys, the best fixer in the business, working on him all day, and he'll be neutral before night.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
We're a swell pair of fixers.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
All who did business with legislatures "fixed" them, and Whitney was certainly the star "fixer.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Of the acid fixers, hydrochloric and sulphuric acids have been recommended.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
I'm a great little fixer.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
It's a regular fixer.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
It was once my duty to run a race with a "fixer," and try to get the ear of a mayor of a town before he did.
"Notes of an Itinerant Policeman" by Josiah Flynt
I need not now say that I used this fixer with success.
"The Evolution of Photography" by John Werge
We cannot impress this too earnestly on fixers.
"Electric Bells and All About Them" by S. R. Bottone
Make out I'm not the champion little fixer of this crowd of rescuing heroes.
"Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner" by J. W. Duffield
Les temoins sont entendus, successivement et separement, en presence des agents et des conseils et dans un ordre a fixer par la Commission.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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In news:

Shoe, Hiking Boot Fixer David Young.
"It's a fixer -upper of a planet".
'Breaking Bad' Fixer Jonathan Banks to Guest on 'Parks and Recreation'.
"Cheech & Chong" House Now a Fixer -Upper for $344K.
Don't be (too) afraid of a fixer -upper.
What's hot in golf: For fun, spray-on slice fixer .
Five rules for fixer -uppers.
From Trophy Property to Fixer -Upper.
Hotel " fixer " Anthony Melchiorri can turn struggling hotels around in a matter of weeks, and he does just that in "Hotel Impossible," the Travel Channel's new weekly series that debuted April 9.
New TV series 'Scandal' based on real-life ' fixer '.
Fixer -upper, 13 beds, $75 million.
'Breaking Bad' season 4, episode 5 recap, 'Shotgun': A fixer 's life.
Habitat for Humanity tries hand at fixer -uppers.
' Fixer ' cleans Wiki entries.
' Fixer ' cleans Wikipedia entries for senior business figures.
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