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 for Potter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pother \Poth"er\, n. [Cf. D. peuteren to rummage, poke. Cf.
     Potter, Pudder.]
     Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother. [Written also
     potter, and pudder.] "What a pother and stir!" --Oldham.
     "Coming on with a terrible pother." --Wordsworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potter \Pot"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pottered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pottering.] [Cf. W. pwtio to poke, or OD. poteren to
     search one thoroughly, Sw. p[*a]ta, peta, to pick, E. pother,
     put.]
     1. To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little
        purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to putter; to
        pother.
  
     Syn: putter; pother.
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                Pottering about the Mile End cottages. --Mrs.
                                                    Humphry Ward.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To walk lazily or idly; to saunter.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potter \Pot"ter\, n. [Cf. F. potier.]
     1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. --Ps. ii.
        9.
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              The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] --De
        Quincey.
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     3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
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     4. (Zool.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
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     Potter's asthma (Med.), emphysema of the lungs; -- so
        called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers.
  
     Potter's clay. See under Clay.
  
     Potter's field, a public burial place, especially in a
        city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so
        named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in
        --Matt. xxvii. 7.
  
     Potter's ore. See Alquifou.
  
     Potter's wheel, a horizontal revolving disk on which the
        clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. "My
        thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel." --Shak.
  
     Potter wasp (Zool.), a small solitary wasp ({Eumenes
        fraternal) which constructs a globular nest of mud and
        sand in which it deposits insect larv[ae], such as
        cankerworms, as food for its young.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potter \Pot"ter\, v. t.
     To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.
     [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Terrapin \Ter"ra*pin\, n. [Probably of American Indian origin.]
     (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of tortoises living in fresh and
     brackish waters. Many of them are valued for food. [Written
     also terapin, terrapen, terrapene, turpen, and
     turapen.]
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     Note: The yellow-bellied terrapin ({Pseudemys scabra) of the
           Southern United States, the red-bellied terrapin
           ({Pseudemys rugosa or Chrysemys rubriventris),
           native of the tributaries Chesapeake Bay (called also
           potter, slider, and redfender), and the
           diamond-back or salt-marsh terrapin ({Malaclemmys
           palustris), are the most important American species.
           The diamond-back terrapin is native of nearly the whole
           of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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     Alligator terrapin, the snapping turtle.
  
     Mud terrapin, any one of numerous species of American
        tortoises of the genus Cinosternon.
  
     Painted terrapin, the painted turtle. See under Painted.
        
  
     Speckled terrapin, a small fresh-water American terrapin
        ({Chelopus guttatus) having the carapace black with round
        yellow spots; -- called also spotted turtle.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  potter
      n 1: a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and
           bakes them it a kiln [syn: potter, thrower,
           ceramicist, ceramist]
      v 1: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;
           "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
           [syn: putter, mess around, potter, tinker,
           monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around]
      2: work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the
         garden" [syn: potter, putter]
      3: move around aimlessly [syn: putter, potter, potter
         around, putter around]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "potter":
     beguile the time, burn daylight, ceramicist, ceramist,
     consume time, coquet, dabble, dally, dally away, diddle,
     diddle away, doodle, dribble away, drivel away, enamelist, fiddle,
     fiddle with, fiddle-faddle, fidget with, finger with, flirt, fool,
     fool around, fool away, fool with, footle, fribble, fritter away,
     fritter away time, frivol, glass cutter, glassblower, glazer,
     horse around, idle, idle away, jerk off, kid around, kill time,
     loiter, lose time, meddle with, mess, mess around, monkey,
     monkey around, muddle away, pass the time, piddle, piss away, play,
     play around, play with, potter away, puddle, putter, pyroglazer,
     smatter, tinker, toy, toy with, trifle, trifle away, trifle with,
     twiddle, waste time, while away
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Potter -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    113546
     Housing Units (2000): 44598
     Land area (2000):     909.243256 sq. miles (2354.929123 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    12.736659 sq. miles (32.987793 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    921.979915 sq. miles (2387.916916 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             35.257052 N, 101.842212 W
     Headwords:
      Potter
      Potter, TX
      Potter County
      Potter County, TX
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Potter -- U.S. County in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    18080
     Housing Units (2000): 12159
     Land area (2000):     1081.165247 sq. miles (2800.205016 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.249836 sq. miles (0.647072 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1081.415083 sq. miles (2800.852088 sq. km)
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             41.785251 N, 77.912536 W
     Headwords:
      Potter
      Potter, PA
      Potter County
      Potter County, PA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Potter -- U.S. County in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    2693
     Housing Units (2000): 1760
     Land area (2000):     866.488172 sq. miles (2244.193968 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    31.940201 sq. miles (82.724737 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    898.428373 sq. miles (2326.918705 sq. km)
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             45.049614 N, 99.929979 W
     Headwords:
      Potter
      Potter, SD
      Potter County
      Potter County, SD
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Potter, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    223
     Housing Units (2000): 80
     Land area (2000):     0.527706 sq. miles (1.366752 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.527706 sq. miles (1.366752 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            64675
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             44.118544 N, 88.095467 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Potter, WI
      Potter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Potter, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    390
     Housing Units (2000): 170
     Land area (2000):     0.488129 sq. miles (1.264248 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.488129 sq. miles (1.264248 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39870
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             41.217830 N, 103.314788 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     69156
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Potter, NE
      Potter
  

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