scrutator


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scrutator

(skruːˈteɪtə)
n
a person who examines or scrutinizes
[from Latin, from scrūtārī to search]
References in classic literature ?
a lake is believed by the learned Marcus Ansello Scrutator to have
DI, PF 9 Coleoptera ovipennis LeConte LT, PF 2 Coleoptera viridipennis (Say) FG 2 Coleoptera scrutator Fab.
Sent to South Africa for the Morning Leader, Robertson sent regular reports home under the nom de plume SCRUTATOR.
The evidence that theologians had only a consultative and not a deliberative voice is found in the sermon for the second session of Zaccaria Ferreri, who was the council's secretary and a scrutator of votes (ibid.
But castration--that workhorse of Freud's own Vulgate--is in fact glaringly available, upon a bit of dictionary palming: scrotum (and scruta) from which we get scrutiny and the now rare scrutator (OED: from "to search even to the rags;" Spanish: escudrinar) all of which refer to rags (in French nippes, vieilles hardes; in Spanish atavio, guinapo, trapo).