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Definition of Mawther
1. mauther [n -S] - See also: mauther
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mawther
mawther (current term)
Literary usage of Mawther
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1881)
"... nor mawther ; and her that features poor Syl like as she do—look you there ! " and she raised the poor woman's sunken head with her hands, and turned it ..."
2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1868)
"Charge her with stealing it; I'll do it," said the " mawther;" and at this, ... said "the mawther," making a dash at her censor, and sending me flying ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"a sheet on her bed lay the patchwork counterpane which she had begun the first year she had come to live with Gran'mawther. The rug, made of snips of cloth ..."
4. The Leisure Hour edited by William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens (1894)
"And sure 'nough, that day a letter come from home teilen us mawther had died in the ... When mawther died, she was buried in our family grave up to the ..."
5. Tom Tit Tot: An Essay on Savage Philosophy in Folk-tale by Edward Clodd (1898)
"iThe local pronunciation of 'mawther,' which, remarks Nail in his Glossary of the Dialect and Provincialisms of East Anglia (Longmans, 1866), ..."
6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1873)
"mawther ! " I says—my God ! the spring She gev, and says she—" It's a scandalous thing," ... Betsy, mawther ? "—the woman shook \ And she spread her arms, ..."