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 Poteen (pron. pu-teen).Pothooks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pother
 
or Bother. Mr. Garnett states this to be a Celtic word, and says it often occurs in the Irish translations of the Bible, in the sense of to be grieved or troubled in mind. (Greek, ptheo, to regret.)   1
       
“Friends, cried the umpire, cease your pother,
The creature’s neither one nor t’other.”
       
The Chameleon.
 


 Poteen (pron. pu-teen).Pothooks. 

 
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