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dresser

1. Theatre a person employed to assist actors in putting on and taking off their costumes
2. a tool used for dressing stone or other materials
3. Brit a person who assists a surgeon during operations

dresser

[′dres·ər]
(engineering)
Any tool or apparatus used for dressing something.

dresser

A plumber’s tool used to flatten sheet lead and straighten lead pipe.
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The cold sunlight of this spring evening peered invidiously upon the crocks and kettles, upon the bunches of dried herbs shivering in the breeze, upon the brass handles of the dresser, upon the wicker-cradle they had all been rocked in, and upon the well-rubbed clock-case, all of which gave out the reproachful gleam of indoor articles abandoned to the vicissitudes of a roofless exposure for which they were never made.
There is not only the herd, but the shearer and brander, and then the dresser, the curer, the dyer, the fuller, the webster, the merchant, and a score of others.
cried Arnold, jumping off the dresser, "is the coast clear?
were reported to have suffocated when their dressers tipped over, entrapping them between the dresser and the floor.
This voluntary recall involves "Emily" style four-drawer dressers with model numbers M4712, M4722, M4732 and M4742 and similar "Ryan" dressers with the model M4733.
The recalled dressers were sold at JCPenney and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.
Antique dressers have risen so sharply in price that many people are taking the cheaper option of new dressers - but often insisting on traditional oak construction.
Some customers buying Welsh dressers as investments may be worried about their pensions and other financial products.
Greg Stevenson continues his series on the traditional crafts of Wales with a look at Welsh dressers
It was the popularity of dressers in Wales and the notable quality of their craftsmanship this side of the border that led to the generic term - the Welsh dresser - being adopted, even though similar pieces of furniture are found across most of continental Europe.
Dressers were used as serving tables and for storage and were made in various forms.
The first dressers date from the second half of the 17th Century and were a development from the mediaeval court cupboards used to store flagons, cups and plates.