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TETH'ER, n. [See Tedder.] A rope or chain by which a beast is confined for feeding within certain limits.

TETH'ER, v.t. To confine, as a beast, with a rope or chain for feeding within certain limits. [It would be well to write this word uniformly tedder.]




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TETH'ER, n. [See Tedder.] A rope or chain by which a beast is confined for feeding within certain limits.

TETH'ER, v.t. To confine, as a beast, with a rope or chain for feeding within certain limits. [It would be well to write this word uniformly tedder.]


TETH'ER, n. [See Tedder.]

A rope or chain by which a beast is confined for feeding within certain limits.


TETH'ER, v.t.

To confine, as a beast, with a rope or chain for feeding within certain limits. [It would be well to write this word uniformly tedder.]


Teth"er
  1. A long rope or chain by which an animal is fastened, as to a stake, so that it can range or feed only within certain limits.
  2. To confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for feeding within certain limits.

    And by a slender cord was tethered to a stone. Wordsworth.

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Tether

TETH'ER, noun [See Tedder.] A rope or chain by which a beast is confined for feeding within certain limits.

TETH'ER, verb transitive To confine, as a beast, with a rope or chain for feeding within certain limits. [It would be well to write this word uniformly tedder.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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