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  • v. Present participle of putter.


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  • Sometimes there's a clear space on the belt and it's easy to just step on, but other times I have to wait for the right place - and all the puttering is occupying time until that moment.


  • I enjoy "puttering" so much and table setting for the evening meal can be done as soon as lunch or afternoon tea is done.

    Creating a Cozy Table Setting

  • That way I can spend tonight while I'm watching The Academy Awards "puttering" with the writing.

    Stressed OWWWWWWS

  • When the audience recognized these familiar mementos of Pudd'nhead's old time childish "puttering" and folly, the tense and funereal interest vanished out of their faces, and the house burst into volleys of relieving and refreshing laughter, and Tom chirked up and joined in the fun himself; but Wilson was apparently not disturbed.

    Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • It was cooking class day, and Rosemary stayed almost an hour after school that night, "puttering" as Miss Parsons called it, about the school kitchen.


  • He set to work at once to enlarge the old Dutch stone cottage which stood upon the place; and from this time on he is continually "puttering" about the estate, building a poultry-yard here, planting trees there, with the full zeal of the rural landlord.

    Washington Irving

  • Bertram and Cyril frankly demanded that William read them aloud; and even Pete always contrived to have some dusting or "puttering" within earshot -- a subterfuge quite well understood, but never reproved by any of the brothers.

    Miss Billy

  • He would be sitting before the easel now "puttering" over a picture, as Susan called it.


  • At the end of what she deemed to be twenty minutes, and after a fruitless "puttering" about the kitchen, Susan marched determinedly upstairs to Keith's room.


  • On the second day I was already immersed in what my father terms 'puttering' something that passes the time, isn't overly strenuous and is a working mediation of sorts.

    Progressive Bloggers


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