tither

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tither someone who pays tithes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tither One who collects tithes.
    • Tither One who pays tithes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tither One who levies or collects tithes.
    • n tither A tithe-payer.
    • n tither An advocate or a supporter of tithes; one who maintains the principle of ecclesiastical tithing.
    • tither A Scotch form of tother.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tither one who collects tithes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. teóða, tenth—teón, or týn, ten; cog. with Ger. zehntezehn.

Usage

In literature:

But the tane's no me, an' the tither's no you, sir.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
There is a much larger proportion of tithers among them than among the Christians in the States.
"Brazilian Sketches" by T. B. Ray
The tane was aye graning about giving tribute to Caesar, and the tither is as daft wi' her whiggery.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1." by Sir Walter Scott
The tane was aye graning about giving tribute to Caesar, and the tither is as daft wi' her whiggery.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
That's a' that there is to women; and you seem to be such a gomeral that ye cannae tell the tane frae the tither.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Name the first blacksmith, the first musician, the first piece of poetry, the first city, the first and second tithers.
"A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible" by Frank Nelson Palmer
Some do the tane and some do the tither.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
There's hardly ony watter i' the teen, an' there's naething but watter i' the tither.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
Here, tak' haud o' the tither keg.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
It isn't likely that Tithers would want to enjoy them anywhere else.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Hither and tither, swift and gay,
The people chased the changeful hours;
And you, you passed and smiled that day,
Between the showers.
"Between the Showers" by Amy Levy
Yet she had twa as fu fair sons
As eer brake manis bread,
And the tane of them loed her White Lilly,
And the tither lood Rose the Red.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
I ne'er could lend on bill or band,
That five per cent. might blest me;
And borrowing, on the tither hand,
The deil a ane wad trust me.
"Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear" by Robert Burns
There ha they changed their ain twa names,
Sae far frae ony town;
And the tane o them hight Sweet Willy,
And the tither o them Roge the Roun.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
The tane it built with the green, green moss,
But and the bents sae fine,
And the tither wi' a lock o' lady's hair
Linked up wi' siller twine.
"Scotch Song" by Charles Kingsley
The lads and the lasses were deeing in dizzens,
The tane kill'd wi' love, and the tither wi' spleen;
The ploughing, the sawing, the shearing, the mawing,-
A' wark was forgotten for Barrochan Jean!
"Barrochan Jean" by Robert Tannahill

In news:

I'm not sure how it happened but sometime between hither and tither, I have become a Moose Track ice cream addict.
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