Tocher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tocher Dowry brought by a bride to her husband.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tocher The dowry which a wife brings to her husband by marriage.
    • tocher To give a tocher or dowry to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tocher toh′ėr (Scot.) a woman's dowry
    • v.t Tocher to give a dowry to
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gael. tochradh,

Usage

In literature:

Will Miss Ashton's tocher not weigh against any in Lothian?
"Bride of Lammermoor" by Sir Walter Scott
Highland thieves,' said Jean; 'and 'tis for what tocher they may force from you, James, not for her face.
"Two Penniless Princesses" by Charlotte M. Yonge
And she has nae tocher or as good as nane.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
And as soon as they gat the tocher, he's off wi' the lassie.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
They're too poor to keep us; an' wull be sure to sell us somewhere, an' to somebody that ha'e got the tocher to gie for us.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
A tocher's nae word in a true lover's parle.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
They're too poor to keep us; an' wull be sure to sell us somewhere, an' to somebody that ha'e got the tocher to gie for us.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Peter did not name Margaret's tocher.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
She knew that William and Peter had quarrelled about the tocher, but still she did not suspect her father.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
There is no good wife whose tocher does not follow her.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
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In poetry:

Mr Tocher measured me for the suit,
And it is very elegant, which no one will dispute,
And I hope Mr Henry in Reform Street
Will gain customers by it, the suit is so complete.
"Lines in Praise of Mr. J. Graham Henderson, Hawick" by William Topaz McGonagall

In science:

The Fisher’s exact test is also the UMPU test if the randomization is allowed (Tocher, 1950).
On two-sided p-values for non-symmetric distributions
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