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This week's theme: professions that exist mainly as surnames.
lorimer (LOR-i-muhr), also loriner, noun
A maker of bits, spurs and other small metal accessories for horses.
[From Old French loremier, from Latin lorum (strap).]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"The metal parts of saddles and bridles were made by the wealthy craft of lorimers." Abbott Payson Usher; An Introduction to the Industrial History of England; Houghton Mifflin; 1920.
By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education. ... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments. -Russell Baker, columnist and author (1925- )