Definition of Petering

1. Verb. (present participle of peter) ¹



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Definition of Petering

1. peter [v] - See also: peter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petering

petechial angiomas
petechial fever
petechial haemorrhage
petechiasis
petedunnite
peter
peter out
peter puffer
peterbaylissite
petered
petered out
peterel
peterels
peterero
petereroes
petering (current term)
petering out
peterman
petermen
peters
peters out
petersham
petershams
peterwort
petewilliamsite
petfood
petfoods
petha
pethanol
pethas

Literary usage of Petering

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1. Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and by Jacob Piatt Dunn, George William Harrison Kemper (1919)
"CARL F. petering, a LaPorte business man, has spent all his life in that city and has been ... His father Frederick petering, was born in Hanover, Germany, ..."

2. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1908)
"I mean " petering-out." So I seize the opportunity to inquire about it, of you or any of your etymologically inclined readers. Oak Park, III., October 4, ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"petering HG. Some observations on the interaction of zinc, copper, ... petering HG, Johnson MA, Stemmer KL. Studies on zinc metabolism in the rat. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"It seems to mo that the term "petering out "was originally applied to the exuding of crystals of lime from new or damp walls. It is extended in Western ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1865 The store in which he clerked was "petering out"—to 1854 He hoped this 'spectable ... 1888 The Boston Herald thinks the Hill boom is petering out. ..."

6. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Calling for trumps, or petering, is derived from this source. 2. (old). ... In 1869 rumours went abroad that the Corn- stock mines were petering OUT. ..."

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