Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a tumult, bustle, or stir; potter.
- To perplex; embarrass; confuse; bother.
- n. A tumult; a confused noise; a bustle; pother.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make a tumult or bustle; to splash; to make a pother or fuss; to potter; to meddle.
- v. To perplex; to embarrass; to confuse; to bother.
- n. A pother; a tumult; a confused noise; turmoil; bustle.
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“Gentle critick! when thou hast weighed all this, and considered within thyself how much of thy own knowledge, discourse, and conversation has been pestered and disordered, at one time or other, by this, and this only: — What a pudder and racket in”
“If he is to live and be happy after, if he could sustain this worlds burden after, why all this pudder and preparation, why torment us with all this unnecessary sympathy?”
“The people take their religion from their minister "by scraps and mammocks, as he dispenses it in his Sunday's dole"; and "the superstitious man by his good will is an atheist, but being scared from thence by the pangs and gripes of a boiling conscience, all in a pudder shuffles up to himself such a God and such a worship as is most agreeable to remedy his fear.”
“ I think it was the third day that we found the body of a Christian, scalped and most abominably mangled, and lying in a pudder of his blood; the birds of the desert screaming over him, as thick as flies.”
“Parkin's Pints has been makin 'a great pudder over to”
“The pony, hearing this pudder over his head, began apparently to think it would be best both for himself and Davie to return from whence they came, and accordingly commenced a retrograde movement towards Fairport.”
“If he is to live and be happy after, if he could sustain this world's burden after, why all this pudder and preparation -- why torment us with all this unnecessary sympathy?”
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“Particles of Fire, which are said to fly to a flaming Body, like Vultures or Eagles to a putrifying Carcass, and there to make a very great pudder.”
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