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[mel-der] /ˈmɛl dər/
noun, Scot.
the quantity of meal ground at one time; the yield of meal from a crop or specific amount of grain.
Origin of melder
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English meltyre < Old Norse meldr grain or meal in the mill Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Santa Clara may be the surname, Mrs. melder, said Anne, smiling at the conjunction.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • melder of corn; the quantity sent to the mill and ground at one time.

  • Mrs. melder took Lilies little bonnet, and drew the child to her knee to put it on.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Na, its no sae muckle for that, said Mrs. melder; though I have a cauld tremble whiles when I think o the water.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Ay, Miss Anne, said Mrs. melder; but the like o you disna ken.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • She found Mrs. melder in ecstasies of wonder and admiration, holding up her hands, and crying, Bless me!

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Never anything reasonable from you since you came home; never a call upon any one but Mrs. melder.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mrs. melder was overwhelmed—the grandeur and wealth of her little charge fairly took away her breath.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mrs. melder had been told to call her Lilias, and affection had already contracted the name into the familiar diminutive of Lilie.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mrs. melder lifted the corner of her apron to her eye, and tried to look offended and indifferent.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant

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