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- n. (dialect) four in sheep counting of Northern England. The same word was used in Weardale, and it was shortened to mether in Teesdale, Swaledale and other Yorkshire Dales.
From Celtic numerals. (Wiktionary)
If any lightfoot Clod Dewvale was to hold me up, dicksturping me and marauding me of my rights to my onus, yan, tyan, tethera, methera, pimp, I’d let him have my best pair of galloper’s heels in the creamsourer.