n.1.A bleacher of linen; a whitener; a whitster.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Mother's bread and milk are not enough for him, and food also plays an important part in his account of his decision not to stay with the local cloth bleacher ('whitester') to whom he is apprenticed.