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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pother  \Poth"er\,  n.  [Cf.  D.  peuteren  to  rummage,  poke.  Cf 
  {Potter},  {Pudder}.] 
  Bustle;  confusion;  tumult;  flutter;  bother.  [Written  also 
  {potter},  and  {pudder}.]  ``What  a  pother  and  stir!'' 
  --Oldham.  ``Coming  on  with  a  terrible  pother.''  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Potter  \Pot"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pottered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Pottering}.]  [Cf.  W.  pwtio  to  poke,  or  OD  poteren  to 
  search  one  thoroughly,  Sw  p[*a]ta,  peta,  to  pick  E.  pother, 
  put.] 
  1.  To  busy  one's  self  with  trifles;  to  labor  with  little 
  purpose,  energy,  of  effect;  to  trifle;  to  pother. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Potter  \Pot"ter\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  potier.] 
  1.  One  whose  occupation  is  to  make  earthen  vessels.  --Ps.  ii 
  9. 
 
  The  potter  heard,  and  stopped  his  wheel. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  One  who  hawks  crockery  or  earthenware.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  3.  One  who  pots  meats  or  other  eatables. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  red-bellied  terrapin.  See  {Terrapin}. 
 
  {Potter's  asthma}  (Med.),  emphysema  of  the  lungs;  --  so 
  called  because  very  prevalent  among  potters.  --Parkers. 
 
  {Potter's  clay}.  See  under  {Clay}. 
 
  {Potter's  field},  a  public  burial  place  especially  in  a 
  city,  for  paupers,  unknown  persons,  and  criminals;  --  so 
  named  from  the  field  south  of  Jerusalem,  mentioned  in 
  --Matt.  xxvii.  7. 
 
  {Potter's  ore}.  See  {Alquifou}. 
 
  {Potter's  wheel},  a  horizontal  revolving  disk  on  which  the 
  clay  is  molded  into  form  with  the  hands  or  tools.  ``My 
  thoughts  are  whirled  like  a  potter's  wheel.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Potter  wasp}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  solitary  wasp  ({Eumenes 
  fraternal})  which  constructs  a  globular  nest  of  mud  and 
  sand  in  which  it  deposits  insect  larv[ae],  such  as 
  cankerworms,  as  food  for  its  young. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Potter  \Pot"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  poke;  to  push  also  to  disturb;  to  confuse;  to  bother. 
  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Note:  The  yellow-bellied  terrapin  ({Pseudemys  acebra})  of  the 
  Southern  United  States,  the  red-bellied  terrapin 
  ({Pseudemys  rugosa}),  native  of  the  tributaries 
  Chesapeake  Bay  (called  also  {potter},  {slider},  and 
  {redfender}),  and  the  diamond-back  or  salt-marsh 
  terrapin  ({Malaclemmys  palustris}),  are  the  most 
  important  American  species.  The  diamond-back  terrapin 
  is  native  of  nearly  the  whole  of  the  Atlantic  coast  of 
  the  United  States. 
 
  {Alligator  terrapin},  the  snapping  turtle. 
 
  {Mud  terrapin},  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  American 
  tortoises  of  the  genus  {Cinosternon}. 
 
  {Painted  terrapin},  the  painted  turtle.  See  under  {Painted}. 
 
 
  {Speckled  terrapin},  a  small  fresh-water  American  terrapin 
  ({Chelopus  guttatus})  having  the  carapace  black  with  round 
  yellow  spots;  --  called  also  {spotted  turtle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  potter 
  n  :  a  craftsman  who  makes  pottery  [syn:  {ceramicist},  {ceramist}] 
  v  1:  do  random,  unplanned  work  or  activities  [syn:  {putter},  {mess 
  around},  {tinker},  {monkey},  {monkey  around},  {muck 
  around}] 
  2:  work  lightly;  "The  old  lady  is  pottering  around  in  the 
  garden"  [syn:  {putter}] 
  3:  move  around  aimlessly  [syn:  {putter},  {potter  around},  {putter 
  around}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Potter,  NE  (village,  FIPS  39870) 
  Location:  41.21891  N,  103.31429  W 
  Population  (1990):  388  (174  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  69156 
  Potter,  WI  (village,  FIPS  64675) 
  Location:  44.11961  N,  88.09774  W 
  Population  (1990):  252  (93  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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