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bagre


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sucker  \Suck"er\  (s[u^]k"[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  sucks;  esp.,  one  of  the  organs  by 
  which  certain  animals,  as  the  octopus  and  remora,  adhere 
  to  other  bodies. 
 
  2.  A  suckling;  a  sucking  animal.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  3.  The  embolus,  or  bucket,  of  a  pump;  also  the  valve  of  a 
  pump  basket.  --Boyle. 
 
  4.  A  pipe  through  which  anything  is  drawn. 
 
  5.  A  small  piece  of  leather,  usually  round,  having  a  string 
  attached  to  the  center,  which  when  saturated  with  water 
  and  pressed  upon  a  stone  or  other  body  having  a  smooth 
  surface,  adheres,  by  reason  of  the  atmospheric  pressure, 
  with  such  force  as  to  enable  a  considerable  weight  to  be 
  thus  lifted  by  the  string;  --  used  by  children  as  a 
  plaything. 
 
  6.  (Bot.)  A  shoot  from  the  roots  or  lower  part  of  the  stem  of 
  a  plant;  --  so  called  perhaps,  from  diverting  nourishment 
  from  the  body  of  the  plant. 
 
  7.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  North  American 
  fresh-water  cyprinoid  fishes  of  the  family 
  {Catostomid[ae]};  so  called  because  the  lips  are 
  protrusile.  The  flesh  is  coarse,  and  they  are  of 
  little  value  as  food.  The  most  common  species  of  the 
  Eastern  United  States  are  the  northern  sucker 
  ({Catostomus  Commersoni}),  the  white  sucker  ({C. 
  teres}),  the  hog  sucker  ({C.  nigricans}),  and  the 
  chub,  or  sweet  sucker  ({Erimyzon  sucetta}).  Some  of 
  the  large  Western  species  are  called  {buffalo  fish}, 
  {red  horse},  {black  horse},  and  {suckerel}. 
  b  The  remora. 
  c  The  lumpfish. 
  d  The  hagfish,  or  myxine. 
  e  A  California  food  fish  ({Menticirrus  undulatus}) 
  closely  allied  to  the  kingfish 
  (a);  --  called  also  {bagre}. 
 
  8.  A  parasite;  a  sponger.  See  def.  6,  above. 
 
  They  who  constantly  converse  with  men  far  above 
  their  estates  shall  reap  shame  and  loss  thereby;  if 
  thou  payest  nothing,  they  will  count  thee  a  sucker, 
  no  branch.  --Fuller. 
 
  9.  A  hard  drinker;  a  soaker.  [Slang] 
 
  10.  A  greenhorn;  one  easily  gulled.  [Slang,  U.S.] 
 
  11.  A  nickname  applied  to  a  native  of  Illinois.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Carp  sucker},  {Cherry  sucker},  etc  See  under  {Carp}, 
  {Cherry},  etc 
 
  {Sucker  fish}.  See  {Sucking  fish},  under  {Sucking}. 
 
  {Sucker  rod},  a  pump  rod.  See  under  {Pump}. 
 
  {Sucker  tube}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  the  external  ambulacral 
  tubes  of  an  echinoderm,  --  usually  terminated  by  a  sucker 
  and  used  for  locomotion.  Called  also  {sucker  foot}.  See 
  {Spatangoid}.