Definition of Spelder
1. speld [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: speld
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Literary usage of Spelder
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1. Contested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1882)
"It would be a most violent assumption to suppose that the verb spelder is here a ... For one thing, the term spelder is by no means confined to such minute ..."
2. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"spelder, va To spell; to work out syllable by syllable. • To spell, to tell the letters of a word one by one, pointing them out with a spill, ..."
3. A Glossary of Yorkshire Words and Phrases: Collected in Whitby and the by Francis Kildale Robinson (1855)
"spelder it out if you can," make out the writing. ... He 's ept at his spelder- ing," apt or ready. ..."
4. A Glossary of Yorkshire Words and Phrases: Collected in Whitby and the by Francis Kildale Robinson (1855)
"spelder it out if you can," make out the writing. ... He's ept at his spelder- ing," apt or ready. ..."
5. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"To spelder, ». a. I. To split, to spread open ; as, ... To rack the limbs in striding, S. [spelder, ». A fall backwards, as on ice, in which the body is ..."
6. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"In Yorkshire it is called to spelder, from spelder or spilder, a splinter.—Hal. ... and spelder correspond to E. spill, spilder, ..."