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  • adj. Further forward; more advanced.


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Dialectal form of forwarder.


  • But I do not get much "forrarder," and I am afraid I shall not until I get back to London.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Hunter question) I am not any "forrarder," as the farmer said after his third bottle of Gladstone claret.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

  • I replied that we daren't go until we saw a reasonable chance (if I knew anything, we'd wait a long time for one), and so we bandied it to and fro and got no forrarder, and finally went to bed, played out.

    The Sky Writer

  • Grabar gooden grandy for old almea-nium adamologists like Dariaumaurius and Zovotrimaserov — meravmerouvian; (dmzn!); she feel plain plate one flat fact thing and if, lastways firdstwise, a man alones sine anyon anyons utharas has no rates to done a kik at with anyon anakars about tutus milking fores and the rereres on the outerrand asikin the tutus to be forrarder.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Every week when we washed up we found ourselves a lot forrarder, and could see that if it held on like this for a few months more we should have made our ‘pile’, as the diggers called it, and be able to get clear off without much bother.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Atherton and I have talked it over many and many a time, and at the end we have got no 'forrarder.'

    The Beetle

  • "As things are going it reminds me of that kid's game 'Ring-a-ring-o'-Roses' -- simply barging round and round and getting no forrarder."

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • [FREDA moistens her lips and tries to speak, but cannot] If nobody's to speak a word, we won't get much forrarder.

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy

  • Months of the most anxious calculations will not get a white man one whit forrarder in seeing into the brains of an

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2

  • "'Tain't wuth it," they say, "haulin 'yer guts out night an' day, an 'gettin' no forrarder at the end o'it."

    A Poor Man's House


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  • I think this is phonetic spelling for "forwarder," or "further forward." Edit: It is. A Sea of Words confirms this (p. 202).

    "'I have been hurrying to and fro among these slow sly circumspect creatures ever since, without getting any forrarder at all...'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 52

    February 19, 2008