Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of supplying fodder to cattle; feeding out fodder.

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Examples

  • But then, nearly as quickly, the wider awareness of Malcolm X receded back into more urban milieus, a smattering of fan websites and period-specific academia, almost as if the increasingly digitized and short-attention-span-foddering zeitgeist collectively felt that it had somehow fulfilled yet another obligation to American minorities before moving on to other, 'safer' icons.

    Pye Ian: Harnessing Curiosity, Conquering Fear: Malcolm X As Exemplar

  • Q “What sayst thou of knowledge without understanding?” — “It is as the knowledge of a brute109 beast, which hath learnt the hours of its foddering and waking, but hath no reason.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Alas! what with foddering the cattle and tending the store, we are kept from school too long, and our education is sadly neglected.

    Walden

  • "The tale of my wonders must be taken more leisurely and not standing," said the man; "let me finish foddering my beast, good sir; and then I'll tell you things that will astonish you."

    Don Quixote

  • Still in his role as an assistant, he began foddering a lanky horse who pulled the cart of stoneware samples.

    A Body In The Bath House

  • Seeing that I took notice of a smock-frocked rustic employed in foddering the cattle, -- a rustic whose legs and accent were to me exclusively reminiscent of the pleasant roads and lanes of cheery

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • Tripp, were shot and scalped by some Indians while foddering cattle near the house.

    Sanders' Union Fourth Reader

  • Within this rocky honeycomb -- “cette ville en monolithe,” as it has been aptly called, for it is literally scooped out of one mountain block -- live a few poor people, foddering their wretched goats at carved piscina and stately sideboards, erecting their mud-beplastered hovels in the halls of feudal princes.

    The South of France—East Half

  • "Yes, the farmer takes lots of comfort, walking on the road, foddering cattle, cutting wood."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • You will find him foddering forty head of cattle before school-time in the morning, rising at four o'clock for the purpose, and going over the work again after school; and if he does not ride to the woods on Saturdays with the choppers, the farmer calls him "dreadful slack."

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

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