totter, n.

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Oct 16 16:04:30 UTC 2002

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Dave Wilton wrote:

#It is. "Totter, n.2" gives you a cross reference to "Tot n.5" which reads:
#"A dust-heap picker's name for a bone; whence by extension, anything worth
#picking from a refuse-heap or elsewhere. Hence totter, a rag-and-bone
#collector; totting, dust-heap picking." From 1873, of unknown origin.

Glurp! How'd I miss that? <blush>

-- Mark A. Mandel

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