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 for Fuller
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuller \Full"er\, n. [AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See Full, v.
     t.]
     One whose occupation is to full cloth.
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     Fuller's earth, a variety of clay, used in scouring and
        cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease.
  
     Fuller's herb (Bot.), the soapwort ({Saponaria
        officinalis), formerly used to remove stains from cloth.
        
  
     Fuller's thistle or Fuller's weed (Bot.), the teasel
        ({Dipsacus fullonum) whose burs are used by fullers in
        dressing cloth. See Teasel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuller \Full"er\, n. [From Full, a.] (Blacksmith's Work)
     A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and
     spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuller \Full"er\, v. t.
     To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer;
     as, to fuller a bayonet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Full \Full\ (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. Fuller (f[.u]l"[~e]r);
     superl. Fullest.] [OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol,
     OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth.
     fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh`rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a]
     to fill, also to Gr. poly`s much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel,
     AS. fela. [root]80. Cf. Complete, Fill, Plenary,
     Plenty.]
     1. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can
        contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily
        of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup
        full of water; a house full of people.
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              Had the throne been full, their meeting would not
              have been regular.                    --Blackstone.
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     2. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity,
        quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate;
        as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full
        compensation; a house full of furniture.
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     3. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire;
        perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full
        age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon.
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              It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that
              Pharaoh
              dreamed.                              --Gen. xii. 1.
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              The man commands
              Like a full soldier.                  --Shak.
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              I can not
              Request a fuller satisfaction
              Than you have freely granted.         --Ford.
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     4. Sated; surfeited.
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              I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i.
                                                    11.
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     5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge;
        stored with information.
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              Reading maketh a full man.            --Bacon.
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     6. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any
        matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as,
        to be full of some project.
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              Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths
              on decayed and weak constitutions.    --Locke.
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     7. Filled with emotions.
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              The heart is so full that a drop overfills it.
                                                    --Lowell.
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     8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.]
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              Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars.   --Dryden.
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     At full, when full or complete. --Shak.
  
     Full age (Law) the age at which one attains full personal
        rights; majority; -- in England and the United States the
        age of 21 years. --Abbott.
  
     Full and by (Naut.), sailing closehauled, having all the
        sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible.
  
     Full band (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are
        employed.
  
     Full binding, the binding of a book when made wholly of
        leather, as distinguished from half binding.
  
     Full bottom, a kind of wig full and large at the bottom.
  
     Full brother or Full sister, a brother or sister having
        the same parents as another.
  
     Full cry (Hunting), eager chase; -- said of hounds that
        have caught the scent, and give tongue together.
  
     Full dress, the dress prescribed by authority or by
        etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.
  
     Full hand (Poker), three of a kind and a pair.
  
     Full moon.
        (a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when
            opposite to the sun.
        (b) The time when the moon is full.
  
     Full organ (Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are
        out.
  
     Full score (Mus.), a score in which all the parts for
        voices and instruments are given.
  
     Full sea, high water.
  
     Full swing, free course; unrestrained liberty; "Leaving
        corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its
        own extravagant actings." South (Colloq.)
  
     In full, at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out
        in words, and not indicated by figures.
  
     In full blast. See under Blast.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Fuller
      n 1: United States jurist and chief justice of the United States
           Supreme Court (1833-1910) [syn: Fuller, Melville W.
           Fuller, Melville Weston Fuller]
      2: United States architect who invented the geodesic dome
         (1895-1983) [syn: Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, R.
         Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller]
      3: a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth
         for a living

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Fuller
     The word "full" is from the Anglo-Saxon fullian, meaning "to
     whiten." To full is to press or scour cloth in a mill. This art
     is one of great antiquity. Mention is made of "fuller's soap"
     (Mal. 3:2), and of "the fuller's field" (2 Kings 18:17). At his
     transfiguration our Lord's rainment is said to have been white
     "so as no fuller on earth could white them" (Mark 9:3). En-rogel
     (q.v.), meaning literally "foot-fountain," has been interpreted
     as the "fuller's fountain," because there the fullers trod the
     cloth with their feet.
     

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