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tedder

[ted-er] /ˈtɛd ər/
noun
1.
a person who teds.
2.
an implement that turns and loosens hay after mowing in order to hasten drying.
Origin of tedder
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50, tedder is from the late Middle English word teddere. See ted, -er1

Tedder

[ted-er] /ˈtɛd ər/
noun
1.
Arthur William, 1st Baron, 1890–1967, British Royal Air Force marshal and educator, born in Scotland.
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  • It was the passe-partouts that brought me and tedder together.

  • The way to take or give back the milk again, is to cut that tedder.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician William Henry Davenport Adams
  • Stir with the tedder as soon as the clover has wilted somewhat.

  • The tedder should be used once, twice or oftener as the circumstances may require.

  • Well, ultimately tedder took me and trained me—did it for nix—for what he hoped to get out of me in the future.

  • Hay may be made quickly by starting the tedder an hour behind the mowing machine.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • When thus cured it is stirred with the tedder often enough to aid in curing the hay quickly.

  • The tedder should be used freely in getting the hay ready to rake, as at that season of the year it dries slowly.

  • Mr. tedder thinks that the two plans of rapidity of supply and cheapness of cost can in some respect be united.

  • Mr. tedder summed him up as "as a compound of a Benedictine monk, a Crusader and a Buccaneer."

British Dictionary definitions for tedder

tedder

/ˈtɛdə/
noun
1.
a machine equipped with a series of small rotating forks for tedding hay
2.
a person who teds

Tedder

/ˈtɛdə/
noun
1.
Arthur William, 1st Baron Tedder of Glenguin. 1890–1967, British marshal of the Royal Air Force; deputy commander under Eisenhower of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1944–45)
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