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fother


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fother  \Foth"er\,  n.  [OE.  fother,  foder,  AS  f[=o]?er  a 
  cartload;  akin  to  G.  fuder  a  cartload,  a  unit  of  measure, 
  OHG.  fuodar  D.  voeder,  and  perh.  to  E.  fathom,  or  cf  Skr. 
  p[=a]tr[=a]  vessel,  dish.  Cf  {Fodder}  a  fother.] 
  1.  A  wagonload;  a  load  of  any  sort.  [Obs.] 
 
  Of  dung  full  many  a  fother.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  See  {Fodder},  a  unit  of  weight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fother  \Foth"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fothered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Fothering}.]  [Cf.  {Fodder}  food,  and  G.  f["u]ttern, 
  futtern  to  cover  within  or  without  to  line  [root]75.] 
  To  stop  (a  leak  in  a  ship  at  sea)  by  drawing  under  its  bottom 
  a  thrummed  sail,  so  that  the  pressure  of  the  water  may  force 
  it  into  the  crack.  --Totten.