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1) Mad as a Hatter. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...By some said to be a corruption of "Mad as an atter" (adder); but evidence is wanting. The word adder is atter in Saxon, natter in German. 1...

2) At'tercop. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...An ill-tempered person, who mars all sociability. Strictly speaking, the attercop is the poison-spider. (Anglo-Saxon, atter, poison; cop, spider. Our cob-web should...

3) 1003. My Honey, My Love by Joel Chandler Harris. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900
...t yo peas ripe? 15 My honey, my love! Better not walk erlong dar much atter night, My honey, my love! My honey, my love, my heart s delight— My honey, my love! 20...

4) Of Savage Beasts and Vermin. Chapter XIV. [1577, Book III., Chapters 7 and 12; 1587, Book III., Chapters 4 and 6.]. 1909-14. A Description of Elizabethan England. The Harvard Classics remembered, as the first sorts are plentiful in every wood and hedgerow, so these latter, especially the otter (for, to say the truth, we have not many beavers,...

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