Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To strike to the earth.
  • Same as tar.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Monday, October 20, 2008 at 04: 07 PM tourner autour du pot - to beat around the bush payer les pots cassés - to pick up the pieces un pot de terre contre un pot de fer - someone weak up against someone strong (the pot de terre is a clay pot, against an iron pot, un pot de fer)

    pot - French Word-A-Day

  • This little pied-à-terre is worth something in the region of £500,000 according to the newspapers.

    Archive 2007-05-27

  • Rustic homes and stone cabanos are sprinkled across the hillside with terraces of their own, in terre cuite* and iron, covered with bright red bougainvillea, periwinkle-blue liseron* and other colorful and climbing flowers.

    la marche (Italy, part 1) - French Word-A-Day

  • I receive this flash-priority hush-hush ukase from S directing me to this pied-à-terre from the third — no, second — circle of hell.

    Florence of Arabia

  • I receive this flash-priority hush-hush ukase from S directing me to this pied-à-terre from the third — no, second — circle of hell.

    Florence of Arabia

  • Pommes itself is a shortening of pommes de terre, literally “apples from soil,” as in “earth apples,” French for “potatoes.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • Pommes itself is a shortening of pommes de terre, literally “apples from soil,” as in “earth apples,” French for “potatoes.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • I am to carry la pomme de terre grand, while Ludmilla must be content with her humble beet!

    Diary of a Bolshoi Potato Dancer

  • I with terre Kerry all the best and my prayer is up on you and your family as a whole.

    Kerry's wife battling cancer

  • Once the house sells, Mr. Sanborn said he is considering a smaller Manhattan pied – à – terre downtown.

    Sanborn Seeks Home High Note

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