Transportation for life.
The blowen has napped a winder for a lift ; the wench is transported for life for stealing in a shop.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Wind"er (?), n. [From Wind to turn.]


One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.


An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.

3. Arch.

One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; -- distinguished from flyer.


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Wind"er (?), v. t. & i. [Prov. E. winder a fan, and to winnow. . Cf. Winnow.]

To fan; to clean grain with a fan.

[Prov. Eng.]


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Wind"er, n.

A blow taking away the breath.



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Wind"er, v. i.

To wither; to fail.




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