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Middle-English Word of the Day - October 29, 2007

Tolter (adv.) - unsteadily, totteringly.

Before his face ane apill hang also
Fast at his mouth apon a tolter threde
Quhen he gapit it rokkit to and fro
And fled as it refusit hym to fede

- Henryson, Robert: Orpheus and Eurydice (1480)

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
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