Definition of Pottering

1. Verb. (present participle of potter) ¹

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Definition of Pottering

1. potter [v] - See also: potter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pottering

potter's fields
potter's rot
potter's wheel
potter about
potter around
potter bee
potter wasp
pottered about
pottered around
pottering (current term)
pottering about
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Literary usage of Pottering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Heels of De Wet (1902)
"STILL pottering. To the delight of the men and disgust of the brigadier, day broke without bringing any further orders to the New Cavalry Brigade. ..."

2. Modern Breaking: A Treatise on the Rearing, Breaking and Handling of Setters by William A. Bruette (1906)
"Breaking and field trial terms; obsolete words ; pointing; flushing; backing; drawing; reading : pottering; blinking; stanch; ranging; quartering; ..."

3. Melton and Homespun: Nature and Sport in Prose and Verse by J. M. M. B. Durham, R. J. Richardson (1913)
"... pottering " COME, old lady, let us go and potter." These words were addressed to an old Cocker spaniel bitch who for a number of seasons past has been ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"I ... was pottering ABOUT the grounds, when I heard my name called. 1870. Belts Li/e, 29 July. It was a day of pottering ABOUT—no run worthy of the name, ..."

5. The Badminton Magazine of Sports & Pastimes edited by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1896)
"Again, the hunting-shooter is generally referred to as 'pottering about after an old dog.' But why pottering ? And again, why old ? All dogs are not old. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"The bad places in the plaster want pottering out. ... I was stood pottering the fire. He hasn't pottered oat no.but two shillings all winter. POWER, 5. ..."

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