• WordNet 3.6
    • n potterer a person who putters about
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The First Potter The First Potter

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n potterer One who or that which potters; one who moves slowly or loiters.
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  • Hesiod
    “Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.”


In literature:

"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Lieutenant-Governor, Hoskins, 435,304; Potter, 435,014.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Tom Potter, Elected May, 1887.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
John Potter wrapped himself in a tarpaulin coat and sou'wester preparatory to going out.
"The Story of the Rock" by R.M. Ballantyne
It makes man, does it not, mere clay in the hands of the potter?
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
My name is Potter Parker.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
When taken in connection with its tenuity, these features show a highly developed potter's technique.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
It's disgraceful the way that old Vidler potters and potters.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
We are very glad to have the remarks by Dr. Morris and Mr. Potter.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
PAUL POTTER (1625-1654) was born at Enkhuysen, and though he died young he made himself a great and enduring reputation by his pictures of animals.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
Clarkson Potter was a member of Congress from New York.
"America First" by Various
Ten minutes later Potter returned with the unwelcome news that Eben was away from home.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Potter put a Quantity of sd.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
He seized Dr. Potter by the shoulder, and sank back against him, almost fainting.
"Little Grandmother" by Sophie May
Potter's Island, the largest of them, was over a mile in length.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
She gave her name, as Mrs. R. C. Potter, and her object in visiting Atkinson, was to improve her health.
"The Somnambulist and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Gross sat for a statuette by Miss Bessie Potter.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Potter was merely irritable and at sea generally, he was sure.
"The Strange Cases of Dr. Stanchon" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
Knock off now; no good your pottering there.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies

In poetry:

"And ye well do afftyr mey red," seyde the potter,
"And boldeley go with me,
And to morow, or we het bred,
Roben Hode wel we se."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
The pottys that wer werthe pens feyffe,
He sold tham for pens thre;
Preveley seyde man and weyffe,
"Ywnder potter schall never the."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"Yonder comet a prod potter," seyde Roben,
"That long hayt hantyd this wey;
He was never so corteys a man
On peney of pawage to pay."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
Behold the potter and the clay,
He forms his vessels as he please:
Such is our God, and such are we,
The subjects of his high decrees.
"Hymn 117" by Isaac Watts
"Y well prey the, god potter,
A felischepe well thow haffe?
Geffe me they clothyng, and thow schalt hafe myne;
Y well go to Notynggam."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"All thes thre yer, and mor, potter," he seyde,
"Thow hast hantyd thes wey,
Yet wer tow never so cortys a man
One peney of pauage to pay."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Potter County receives funds for AEDs.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
98 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.
Robert Pattinson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
0The Twilight hunk first captured moviegoers' attention in 2005 thanks to his part in another major film franchise: Harry Potter.
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire – Book to film comparison.
Rowling turns out the "Harry Potter" novels and, like clockwork, the movies follow.
The much awaited fourth installment of the Harry Potter series will light screens all over the area on Friday, November 18.
Best known as the sidekick Ron in the "Harry Potter" films -- takes the wheel in "Driving Lessons," also starring Julie Walters.
Latest Potter flick is one of the best despite epic runtime.
My teen years were sometimes tough, but I've got nothing on Harry Potter.
Photograph by Jaap Buitendijk OLDER BUT WISER: Daniel Radcliffe continues to grow up before our eyes in the newest 'Harry Potter' installment.
In the maiden episode of 'Conversations with Bert,' the Muppet sits down with funnyman Andy Samberg for a discussion that touches on 'Harry Potter,' imaginary jet packs and other topics.
In a complaint filed in November 2011, James Potter Jr alleged Cpl.
After eight "Harry Potter" films and a handful of dark indies, Daniel Radcliffe is ready to tackle a new chapter of his career: the romantic comedy.

In science:

Potters, Theory of Finacial Risks, Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Wishart and Anti-Wishart random matrices
David Potter ’Metody obliczeniowe fizyki’, PWN 1982.
Solution to two-dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations with SIMPLE, SIMPLER and Vorticity-Stream Function Approaches. Driven-Lid Cavity Problem: Solution and Visualization
Recently, Biroli, Bouchaud and Potters extended this result to power-law ensembles, where each entry of a random matrix is drawn independently from a power-law distribution [28, 29].
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
By Potter’s bounds, P (|Z | > x) ≥ x−α−ε for x sufficiently large.
Tail probabilities for infinite series of regularly varying random vectors
Potters, On the top eigenvalue of heavy-tailed random matrices, Europhys.
Exact Minimum Eigenvalue Distribution of an Entangled Random Pure State
Potters, On the top eigenvalue of heavy-tailed random matrices, Europhys.
Spectrum of large random reversible Markov chains: two examples
Bouchaud J P, Laloux L, Miceli M A and Potters M 2007 Large dimension forecasting models and random singular value spectra Euro.
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
L(k), have strongly finite mean, because by Potter’s theorem ([11, Lemma 2, p.277]) any slowly varying function L(k) can be bounded above and below by an arbitrary small power of k .
Ising models on power-law random graphs
Since S ≤ 1, it follows from Potter’s bounds that for chosen A > 1 there exists u′ > 0 such that L(uS −1)/L(u) ≤ S −ǫ for all u > u′ .
Asymptotics of Random Contractions
Potters, Large dimension forecasting models and random singular value spectra, Euro.
Composition of quantum operations and products of random matrices
Potters 1999 Noise dressing of financial correlation matrices Phys.
Subsystem dynamics under random Hamiltonian evolution
The first term could be treated using the Potter’s bound since B 2 is regularly varying.
Heavy tailed branching process with immigration
Using the Potter’s bounds we can conclude that this term goes to 0 as first x and then k0 go to ∞.
Heavy tailed branching process with immigration
Potters, Theory of Financial Risks and Derivative Pricing (Cambridge Univ.
Universal Behavior of Extreme Price Movements in Stock Markets
Potters, Theory of Financial Risk and Derivative Pricing: from Statistical Physics to Risk Management.
Goodness-of-Fit tests with Dependent Observations