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trifle

1. a type of pewter of medium hardness
2. articles made from this pewter
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He may be named only to be cursed as wanton and mocker, poseur, trifler, and vagrant.
This procedure obscures the dramatic force of the dialogue as well as a vital facet of Raphael Hythlo-daeus as a character--that he is both "Raphael," the healing or medicine of God, and "Hythlodaeus," trifler, babbler, speaker of nonsense or drivel (Thrasymachus accuses Socrates of speaking toward the end of the first book of the Republic [336D]).
In the same year he applied that same signature to an essay entitled "Some Strictures on a Late Article in the 'Trifler' in a Letter to the Author Thereof," which appeared in a short-lived periodical called The Trifler (1834).
Becker JC, Houben R, Ugurel S, Trifler U, Pfohler C, Schrama D.
Genius hitherto has been shamefully misapplied, a mere trifler," writes Emerson in the article.
THE LATE 1780s saw the rise of student journalism in England; in a matter of a few years several periodicals sprang up, one after another, in a number of schools: the Microcosm (1786-1787) of Eton College, the Trifler (1788-1789) of St.