• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rother A rudder.
    • a Rother (Zoöl) Bovine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rother An obsolete or dialectal form of rudder.
    • n rother A bovine animal; a cow, or an animal of the cow kind.
    • n rother [In this passage rother's is an emendation of brother's, which is given in most editions.]
    • n rother Cattle-dung; manure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rother roth′ėr (Shak.) roaring, lowing, denoting cattle generally, or horned or black cattle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hryðer,; cf. D. rund,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hrýther, an ox, a cow; cf. Ger. pl. rinder, horned cattle.


In literature:

The retreat of the sea, however, completely ruined it, for it was served by no river as Rye was by the Rother.
"England of My Heart--Spring" by Edward Hutton
But I must write of the River Rother under Petworth, the other Rother in the West.
"Hills and the Sea" by H. Belloc
Indeed it could be said that nothing so startling had happened since the Rother changed its mouth.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
The greater part of the enemy disembarked in the Rother and seized the fort of Apuldore.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John" by David Hume
Said to myself at lunch must go and see Mrs Rendell s'afternoon such a kind woman full of sympathy for rothers!
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Clever hero in German epics.+ In the German poems of the twelfth century Rother is a king who accomplishes his ends by craft.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
I have one br-rother four years younger.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Rother River, 488, 495.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
It lies at the junction of two streams, the Rother and Hipper, in a populous industrial district.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
I know thees ver' much, for I haf a br-rother in thee custom house.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
Rother, River, vessel found in its old bed, 316, 758.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Rother had brought his giants along with him.
"Ekkehard. Vol. II (of II)." by Joseph Victor Scheffel
This they did by remaining to the eastward of the river Rother, whence the high ground rising before Sheffield could be easily observed.
"The Invasion" by William Le Queux
Robert Home, the valiant captain of Kent, who came from Appledore on the Rother, fell dead.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
Rother, who appears under the name of Dietrich, sets out with an army, liberates the envoys and carries off the princess.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
It lies mainly on a ridge above the valley of the Kent Ditch, a tributary of the Rother.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
Hence the proverb, "Rother-bart, Teufelsart," or "Red-beard, devil-steered.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
The inland shire-boundary has varied with the altered course of the Rother.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
I found a winding river, and believing it to be the Rother, took my bearings by it.
"The Zeppelin Destroyer" by William Le Queux

In news:

(Michael Rother & Steve Shelley pic by flickr user crlsblnc).
'Lost Girls' by Caitlin Rother is a close look at a killer.
Caitlin Rother , the author of "Lost Girls," talks to KPBS.
Caitlin Rother , Author of "Lost Girls".
John Rother is President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care.
Prior to joining the Coalition in 2011, Mr Rother served as the longtime Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs at AARP.
Critics' Choices and other notable shows: Scissor Sisters, Rhys Chatham and Bill Orcutt, Michael Rother's Hallogallo 2010, and more.
Royalton senior Jesse Finlayson (16) and junior Austin Schmitt (54) prevent Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg senior Jordon Rothers (23) from getting free in the open field during the Royals' homecoming game, Oct 12.
CINCINNATI—Father Stan Rother was murdered 25 years ago this month, but his legacy lives on.
The Church at Santiago Atitlan, where Father Stanley Rother of Okarche served as priest.
B rothers Arthur and Lewis Tappan were successful businessmen, but commerce was never their foremost interest.

In science:

Comparison between the effective radius Re [Kpc] we obtained from the analysis of the NICMOS images and the one obtained by the other groups Rother s .
The population of early-type galaxies at 1
The effective radius rother s is the original effective radius estimated by other groups.
The population of early-type galaxies at 1
Rother , and was futher generalized in different directions by P. L.
Radial Solutions for Hamiltonian Elliptic Systems with Weights