verb (used with object), ted·ded, ted·ding.
to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.
Origin of ted
1400–50; late Middle English tedde; cognate with Old Norse tethja to manure, Old High German zettan to spread, Greek dateîsthai to divide
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The heavier the crop and the less drying the weather, the more the tedding that should be given.Clovers and How to Grow Them
verb teds, tedding or tedded
to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it
Word Origin for ted
C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread
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"to spread," 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *teddan, related to Old Norse teðja.
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