Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The latter mowing; aftermath.
- n. literally The latter (i.e. second) mowing, a second crop of grass grown after the first was harvested
- n. figuratively The later result(s), consequence(s), further development(s)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The latter, or second, mowing; the aftermath.
- after (from Old English æfter "after, next, following in time", itself from Old English of "off" + the comparative suffix -ter) + math (dialectal, from Old English mæð "mowing", from the Proto-Germanic *mēþan) (Wiktionary)
“Few if any flowers come up after the scythe has gone over, except the white clover, which almost alone shows in the aftermath, or, as country people call it, the 'lattermath.”
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