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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To dance clumsily or walk unsteadily.
verb tr., intr.: To clot, clog, or tangle.
For 1. Probably from Old Norse. Earliest documented use: 1400.
For 2: Probably a frequentative of the verb ball. Earliest documented use: 1601.
“Knock back a few and you’ll be baltering all around the lounge room.”
Rory Gibson; How to Live on a Beer Budget; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia); Apr 6, 2020.
“Think of journaling as baltering with a pen in hand. Free to doodle or draw or paint.”
Terry Hershey; Praying on Paper; St. Anthony Messenger (Cincinnati, Ohio); Dec 2020/Jan 2021.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the one who sold it. -Will Rogers, humorist (4 Nov 1879-1935)