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stoh ker

  • n  Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
  • n  a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
  • n  a mechanical device for stoking a furnace

  • The cumulative heat and emotional pressure became too much, even for a stoker like Dylan.
  • Its like Jackass in Cantonese, but faster, funnier, and with a little craft up its Merlin sleeve: an efficient mood-stoker.
  • The original owners carried the stoker on their books at $5,000.
News & Articles

  • Tracing bloodlines in 'Stoker’s Manuscript'
    In “Stoker’s Manuscript,” debut novelist Royce Prouty tells a vampire story featuring a rare book dealer who’s asked to authenticate the original draft of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” published in 1897. The deal he’s offered seems too good to be true, which of course it is.
    June 22, 2013 - U-T San Diego
  • Stoker's Manuscript
    Abraham “Bram” Stoker was a Theatre Manager in London who saw his notoriety soar with the release of a gothic horror novel in 1897 titled DRACULA. The rest is, literally, history.
    June 21, 2013 - Book Reporter
  • 'Stoker' tingles the spine, while quaint 'Quartet' hits sweet notes
    New and notable this week on DVD are Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman in 'Stoker' and 'Quartet,' the sweet story of four retired opera stars.
    June 21, 2013 - Detroit News

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