Definition of Dithers
1. Verb. (third-person singular of dither) ¹
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Definition of Dithers
1. dither [v] - See also: dither
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Literary usage of Dithers
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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... we have shivers, fragments ; and Dickens in the ' Haunted House ' uses dither (primarily signifying tremble) in the same sense, 'all shaken to dithers. ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"dithers, sb. ' the shivers;' a shudder; ' the horrors,' as applied to incipient ... It's enough to give ye the dithers.' Do at, va to do to. ..."
3. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"The late Lord Derby made the word "DISH" famous by his latest public act, that of "DISHING the Whigs." dithers, nervous or cold shiverings ; " it gave me ..."
4. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"It's enough to give ye the dithers.' Do at, va to do to. ' What's a bin ardoin' a< ye ?' Do for, va to clean; cook and wash for; to take general charge of; ..."
5. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1889)
"... water of running streams or bubbling springs. DITHER, v.—To shake with cold, to quiver, to tremble. Look muther how that jelly dithers when I shak th' ..."
6. A Glossary of Dialect & Archaic Words Used in the County of Gloucester by J[ohn] Drummond Robertson (1890)
"dithers, eb. ' the shivers ; ' a shudder ; ' the horrors,' as applied to incipient delirium ... It's enough to give ye the dithers.' Do at, v . a. to do to. ..."
7. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"... amongst fashionably affected, but ignorant "stuck-up" people. dithers, nervous or cold shiverings; " it gave me the dithers. ..."
8. SAS(R) Component Language 9.1:: Reference, Volumes 1 and 2 by SAS Institute (2004)
"Details DITHER acts on the currently selected image. It dithers an image to the current color map: the one specified by a previous ..."