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tet·ter

(tet'ĕr),
An outmoded colloquial term, popularly applied to ringworm and eczema, and occasionally applied to other eruptions.
[A.S. teter]

tetter

(tĕt′ər)
n. Chiefly Southern US
Any of various skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, or herpes, characterized by eruptions and itching.
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He is also the author of the popular Tetters From the Earth" column in Label & Narrow Web, where he focuses on environmental challenges and solutions facing the label printing industry and the world at large,
(7.) James Daybell, The Material Tetter in Early Modern England: Manuscript Tetters and the Culture and Practices of Tetter-Writing, 1512-1635 (New York: St Martin's P, 2012), 7.
Hereafter referred to as Tetters KM, followed by volume and page number, with further references given after quotations in the text.
In fact, he makes no mention in the Tetters of the country's religious beliefs.
Similarly, Bourgogne is later asked by the dying Sergeant Poton to deliver tetters to his mother in France: "Alors, il me remir son petit paquet de papiers, en me disant qu'il comptait sur moi.
diseases of the skin, as eruptions, scab, leprosy, tetters, ring-worms, creeping, spreading excoriations, swellings, scorbutic, arthritic, venereal, or their ulcers....
Also available were Tooth-Ache Drops, Eye Water, Damask Lip Salve, Anodyne Elixir (for the cure of every kind of headache), Restorative Powder for the Teeth and Gums and, finally, Genuine Persian Lotion ("unparalleled efficacy in preventing and removing blemishes of every kind, particularly freckles, pimples, inflammatory redness, scurfs, tetters, ring-worms, sunburns, prickly heat, premature wrinkles, etc.")
Anthony's fire, scaldings and burnings, the shingles, fretting ulcers, cankers, tetters, ringworms and the like; and much easeth the pain of the gout proceeding from a hot cause."
Nominees for the award are evaluated on the basis of their contributions to the teaching profession, education record, involvement in professional organizations, special awards or special recognition, and tetters of support.
Pyrah, the world's oldest designer-clad teenager, is persuaded to go out for a drink and at around ten to three in the morning he and I find ourselves having a snifter in a decidedly non-sleazy bar called Tetters, although Tatters might be closer to the mark.
It fairs far worse with these, who have all their bodies deformed by a leprosy arising there-hence, and have all their throttles and throats eaten with putrid and cancerous ulcers, their hair falling off from their heads, their hands and feet cleft with tetters and scaly chinks" ("Of the lues venerea," The Works of That Famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey, trans.
scabs, itch, breakings out of the body; as also tetters, ringworms, spreading sores, the morphew, and all discolourings of the skin ...