Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wood worm. Also called art-worm.

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  • preposition Eye dialect spelling of after.

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Examples

  • Thar, thar, honey, don't be runnin 'arter Abel's notions till you find out whar they're leadin' you.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • Betsy, I calls arter we are married, fetch me down me slipper and lay it on the hearth ter warm.

    Wappin' Wharf A Frightful Comedy of Pirates

  • And Lors knows, Miss Caterpillar, if it was de wittels you was a-frettin 'arter, you ought to a-told me before!

    The Hidden Hand

  • Yes, I see him only day afore yesterday, and he was 'quirin arter you, and we thought we' d find you over in this 'ere house, 'cause I' d seen smoke a comin 'out o' the chimblies.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Buh Fox fine eh couldn't help ehself, an eh call arter

    Plantation life before emancipation,

  • Dorothy as Miss Dora were called arter 'ad been a-preachin' at 'im for a-neglectin' o 'Miss Dora and a-keepin' er at the 'All without no society, and I s'pose that's why Sir Markham were a-aggitatin' himself a bit cos 'we never' ad no fuss at Chris'mas as a rule.

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls

  • It don't convene to one of our free and enlightened citizens, to tag arter any man, that's a fact; its too English and too foreign for our glorious institutions.

    The Clockmaker — or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville

  • It don't convene to one of our free and enlightened citizens, to tag arter any man, that's a fact; it's too English and too foreign for our glorious institutions.

    The Clockmaker

  • Old Bersicker kep 'a-lookin' arter '' im till 'e was out of sight, and then went and lay down in a corner, and wouldn't come hout the' ole hevening.

    The Deadlocked City

  • Old Bersicker kep 'a-lookin' arter 'im till' e was out of sight, and then went and lay down in a corner, and wouldn't come hout the 'ole hevening.

    Dracula

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