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n. Chiefly Southern US
Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.

[Middle English teter, from Old English; see der- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Pathology) a blister or pimple
2. (Pathology) informal any of various skin eruptions, such as eczema
[Old English teter; related to Old High German zitaroh, Sanskrit dadru, Late Latin derbita]
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(ˈtɛt ər)

any of various eruptive skin diseases, as herpes or eczema.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English teter; akin to Old High German zittaroh tetter, ringworm]
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Tweets can be posted by keying in Tetters and spaces' to 'constitute our own utterance' (p.5).
2, The Collected Essays, Journalism and Tetters of George Orwell, edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus.
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Her first book, Whaur Extremes Meet: The Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid 1920-1934, published by The Mercat Press in 1983, resulted from that Toronto meeting, as did her annotated The Hugh MacDiarmid-George Ogilvie Tetters, published by Aberdeen University Press in 1988.
Medieval herbalists recommended the herb to those suffering 'the hard liver' and 'running tetters', a peculiar skin ailment of the period, perhaps scabies.
(17) Supervision and Regulation Tetters address "various policy and procedural matters related to the Federal Reserve's supervisory activities" (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 2015g).
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The author terms the game plan "bad cop/good cop." Clinton recruited a coalition of countries willing to impose punishing sanctions on Iran's oil and banks; Obama sent Tetters to the supreme leader and videotaped greetings to the Iranian people on the Persian New Year." Both "cops" got results: on June 7,2010, Clinton convinced China to join in United Nations Security Council sanctions on Iran; in July 2015, Obama's "hope prevailed over Clinton's cynicism" when Iran signed an agreement.
Ralph Kirkpatrick: Tetters provides much biographical insight and detail about the mid-twentieth-century early music revival, but production issues limit its usefulness as a reference source.