from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Middle English form of tetter.


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  • Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, the kingfishers sound their alarm around it and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teter" along its stony shores all summer.

    Walden, or Life in the woods

  • Seems all is well in the Electric City while Billings continues to teter under the burden of mediocrity.

    Tussing gone

  • At the present time it is possible to say only that _teter_ is present in Coahuila in migrant and wintering populations, but the extent to which _teter_ remains in northeastern México is undetermined.

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico

  • Friedmann, Griscom, and Moore (1950: 47) listed _C.a. teter_ from

    Birds from Coahuila, Mexico

  • Next Nellie rolled a barrel over a "teter plank" with her fore-feet, and Prince and Pope performed the difficult feat, and one which required mutual understanding and confidence, of see-sawing away up in air on the plank; first face to face, carefully balancing, and then the latter slowly turned on the space less than twenty inches wide, without disturbing the delicate poise.

    Our Boys Entertaining Stories by Popular Authors

  • One of these men gravely told me that the rebels in the trenches were perched on teter-boards, and when one end came up to fire, the other end went down to load.

    The Lost Despatch

  • Maffææus makes the breath of crocodiles suavissimus, but that of the Malabar serpents and vipers "adeo teter ac noxius ut afflatu ipso necare perhibeantur."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Now, it's funny to remember reading financial magazines from even a few years ago in which companies that are recommended either no longer exist or have basically teter on collapse.


  • The announcement Thursday comes as GM races the government's June 1 deadline to squeeze deeper concessions from bondholders and the United Auto Workers union, and as it is negotiations to front some of the money that brings Delphi out of bankruptcy teter on the brink of impasse ..


  • “adeo teter ac noxius ut afflatu ipso necare perhibeantur.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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