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Eltering “eher       1
eltering heeft: wat
behoudt       2       eltering wood       3
eltering your territories       4
alarm; on eltering       5
the most active part in eltering       6
eltering in       7
eltering in her own       8
eltering a note of       9
eltering. ppr. Fainting or languishing with       10
black clouds, lies “eltering and alone,       11
from end to end thereof, of Eltering       12
Eltering freholdes of       13
eltering arms       14
to say enough of the effect this old-world place has upon one; el. tering       15
and Eltering when cold . It should be       16
eltering in       17
eltering from the fierce       18
eltered porch. doesn’t mind the cold. The error of       19
eltering. devices       20


  1. OCR misread of “alterius” (?), ex Antonius (Andreas.), Scriptum Antonij Andree in arte veteri [et] in diuisionibus boetij cum questionibus eiusdem (1508) : 56
  2. in question no 12, Grondbeginzelen der 2de geval, (on reading the compass), in Bernardus Joannes Douwes, Tafelen, bevattende: 1o. de sinussen, tangenten en secanten (1779) : 248
  3. ex Mallet’s Poems, “Edwin and Emmma” (stanza 1) in Samuel Johnson, The Works of the Poets of Britain and Ireland; with prefaces biographical and critical. vol. 7 (1800) : 216
  4. in “Abstract of Foreign Occurences” (June 1803), in The Gentleman’s Magazine : and Historical Chronicle for the year 1803 73 (93?), Part I (1803) : 785
  5. ex (angry) review of “An Account of two Cases of Gout, which terminated in Death, in Consequence of the external Use of Ice and cold Water,” by A. Edlin, in The London Medical and Physical Journal 13 (1805) : 274
  6. OCE misread of al-tering, in extract from the Boston Recorder, signed Hollis, (January 29, 1829), in Facts and documents in relation to Harvard College (1829) : 83
  7. ex “Barbarossa: A tragedy in five acts” by Dr. Brown (first appeared in 1755), in The British Drama : A collection of the most approved tragedies, comedies, operas, & farces. Vol 1 (of 2); (Philadelphia, 1833) : 209
  8. ex OCR misread of weltering in “A horrible murder was committed...” (Monday, February 20, 1860) in [Francis] Vincent’s Semi-annual United States Register : A Work in which the principal events of every half-year occurring in the United States are recorded, each arranged under the day of its date. This volume contains the events transpiring between the 1st of January and 1t of July, 1860. (1860) : 121
    (aside: a remarkable compendium)
  9. snippet view, OCR misread of (faint) typewritten transcription [March 20, 1865], in Annals of Savannah, 1850-1937: A Digest and Index of the Newspaper Record of Events and Opinions 16:1 here
    worldcat entry : A group project, sponsored by various organizations and individuals and partly based on the WPA records transferred to the Savannah Public Library; abstracted from the files of the Savannah Morning News
  10. OCR misread, text obscured by gutter, ex Noah Webster, A dictionary of the English language, Revised and enlarged by Chauncy A. Goodrich (Tenth edition, revised and corrected, 1866) : 1001
  11. OCR misread of “sheltering” in verse (by Barry Cornwall) closing Chapter III, “History of a marine aquarium,” in Shirley Hibberd (1825-90 *) her Rustic Adornments for Homes of Taste (London, 1870): 30
  12. OCR misread of “fil-tering” in short description of patent no. 366,398 (Oil-Press), in Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (July 12, 1887) : here
  13. ex Appendix C (“A not of Certen Artkles of contriversie”) for “Bywell,” by the Rev. A. Johnson., Vicar of Healey, in Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquities. Published by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Volume XIII. New Series. (1889) : here
  14. ex Table 19, “Showing the receipts of orphan asylums and homes for the friendless for the year ending September 30, 1891,” concluded, in Annual Report of the [State] Board of Charities, for the year 1891 (Albany, 1892) : here
  15. snippet only, The Sunday Magazine (1894) : 816
  16. ex preparation of Infusum abri (infusion of jequirity), in Sam’l O. L. Potter (1846-1914 *) his A Handbook of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, and Therapeutics (Ninth edition, revised and enlarged, 1902) : 75
  17. ex Paulina Brandreth (1885-1946), Alvise : A Tragedy in Three Acts (1906) : 63
  18. ex “A hundred years ago. True tales of the Year 1807.” V.—The capitulation of Monte Video, in Chatterbox (1907) : 371
  19. Journal of the Outdoor Life 3:9 (October 1906), landings at 332, 333 and 335
    Official organ of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, pubished monthly at Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, Trudeau P. O. (Saranac Lake), N.Y.
  20. OCR misread, Gertrude Jekyll, “Some Sheltering Devices” (including whortleberry, and Pea. Lathyris Pubescens), in The Garden 80 (March 4, 1916) : 117

Elt. To knead. N. Elt or ilt, is also a spaded sow. Exm.
ex Francis Grose (1731-91, “antiquary, draughtsman and lexicographer,” *) his A provincial glossary : with a collection of local proverbs, and popular superstitions (London, 1787) : 52

from Joseph Wright (1855-1930) his English Dialect Dictionary

Elt. v.
1. to knead dough; to stir the dough previously kneaded to a proper consistency for baking.
2. to injure anything by constant or rough handling.
3. to become soft or moist, as earth when damp.
hence, elted up...
4. to slave or toil at working in the ground. Also used fig(uratively). to meddle with, interfere.
Elted, pp. bemired, covered with dirt from working in the earth or dirt.

26 February 2020

tags: dirt; kneading; lexicon; method; quatrains; rustic adornments; working in the ground; Joseph Wright