Definition of Pearter
1. peart [adj] - See also: peart
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pearter
Literary usage of Pearter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary of Words Used in the Dialect of Cheshire by Egerton Leigh (1877)
"The comparative or a double comparative is often used, " Oos pearter " or " more pearter." Vide MARKET PEART. ..."
2. Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (1883)
"... w'at he kin paddle pearter dan Brer Rabbit, but de long en de shorts un it is, ... De harder he push Brer Fox boat back, de pearter he push he own boat ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"PEART, pert, lively, forward; also improved in health or appearance, said of animals generally. " It leuks a vast pearter." Sharp, violent. ..."
4. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"But you 're looking pearter than you did. You 're wonderin' like ez not where I ever saw ye before ?" she continued, laughing. " Well, I 'll tell you. ..."
5. The Conjure Woman by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1899)
"En she des 'magine' it wuz her little Mose, en it made her feel bettah, en she went on 'bout her wuk pearter 'n she 'd done sence she 'd be'n ..."
6. Plantation Pageants by Joel Chandler Harris (1899)
""I hear tell," remarked Mr. Bobbs, "that away back yander, the Arabs was a right sight pearter than our folks. They know'd all about physic aud ..."