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as if it had paper under it

Putter, v, Puttering, part. — An unhealthy state of the body of cattle, when the skin feels as if it had paper under it; perhaps from pus, matter. L.

ex A Glossary of Words used in the Dialect of Cheshire. “Founded on a similar attempt by Roger Wilbraham... Contributed to the Society of Antiquaries in 1817.”
By Lieut.-Co., Edgerton Leigh, M.P. (London and Chester, 1877) : 161
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Edgerton Leigh (1815-1876), landowner, soldier, Conservative politician and author
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14 August 2023