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Synonyms for carrier

a person who carries messages or is sent on errands

Synonyms for carrier

someone whose employment involves carrying something

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a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something

a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings

an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction

a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

a man who delivers the mail

a boy who delivers newspapers

(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others

a rack attached to a vehicle

(genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele

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It was pleasant to see Dot, with her little figure, and her baby in her arms: a very doll of a baby: glancing with a coquettish thoughtfulness at the fire, and inclining her delicate little head just enough on one side to let it rest in an odd, half-natural, half-affected, wholly nestling and agreeable manner, on the great rugged figure of the Carrier.
Not in assent- -in dumb and pitying amazement; screwing up her lips the while with all their little force (they were never made for screwing up; I am clear of that), and looking the good Carrier through and through, in her abstraction.
she said, breaking a long silence, which the honest Carrier had devoted to the practical illustration of one part of his favourite sentiment-- certainly enjoying what he ate, if it couldn't be admitted that he ate but little.
Very near though,' murmured the Carrier, with a chuckle; 'very near
In the open air,' replied the Carrier, 'just at dusk.
The Carrier and his wife exchanged a look of perplexity.
Before she could reach it, however, it was opened from without; being a primitive sort of door, with a latch, that any one could lift if he chose--and a good many people did choose, for all kinds of neighbours liked to have a cheerful word or two with the Carrier, though he was no great talker himself.
The Carrier put his hand into a pocket of the coat he had taken off; and brought out, carefully preserved in moss and paper, a tiny flower-pot.
Thus warned and menaced, the castellan forthwith brought out a book in which he used to enter the straw and barley he served out to the carriers, and, with a lad carrying a candle-end, and the two damsels already mentioned, he returned to where Don Quixote stood, and bade him kneel down.
At last it was conveyed to the carrier's, at whose house at Finchley Kit was to find it next day; and the box being gone, there remained but two questions for consideration: firstly, whether the carrier would lose, or dishonestly feign to lose, the box upon the road; secondly, whether Kit's mother perfectly understood how to take care of herself in the absence of her son.
Kit inwardly resolved that he would never tempt a carrier any more, save with an empty box; and having formed this Christian determination, he turned his thoughts to the second question.
An attendant closed the lid, which locked with a little click, and the carrier continued its slow way.
There was an instant of whizzing--a soft, though sudden, stop, and slowly the carrier emerged upon another platform, another attendant raised the lid and Vas Kor stepped out at the station beneath the centre of Greater Helium, seventy-five miles from the point at which he had embarked.
A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.