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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEISTER

I believe there is no disposition in any party to re-elect Heister.

Then he tuk me to a heister, and landed us next to the roof.

Mr. Heister, one of the same kind, from 1,400 inhabitants of Berks County.

The instrument was not found in Dionis , but it did appear in Heister and in Garengeot .

A word must be said of the later writers such as Par (1509-90), Scultetus , and Heister .

Heister, for instance, shows as a lithotomy knife a large knife, like a phlebotome in shape.

The description quoted already from Heister will help to make clear the description of the manipulation.

He made a bow, and would have passed, when Heister stopped him to ask after his grandmother's health.

Mr. Heister wanted to know, whether the price of coal had not been already doubled within these few years.

WORD ORIGIN

1927 (in heister "shoplifter, thief"), American English slang, probably a dialectal alteration of hoist "lift," in sense of "shoplift," also in older British slang "to lift another on one's shoulders to help him break in." As a noun, from 1936.

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