• Dodder
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dodderer one who dodders from old age and weakness
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In literature:

Only the one who had painted her with the sign of the Sun was left, and he was doddering.
"The Trail Book" by Mary Austin
I would be a village "character" of the sort that is justly said to "dodder.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Half-way to the halting-place, I waited Clark and Mew, being very sick and doddering, and unable to advance.
"The Purple Cloud" by M.P. Shiel
The idea of anyone regarding our WINSTON as a doddering old fossil!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 26, 1919" by Various
But there's no use shilly-shallying and doddering with people who ask questions and favors they have no right to ask.
"Old Gorgon Graham" by George Horace Lorimer
But sometimes a Man is not all in, simply because he looks to be wrinkled and doddering.
"People You Know" by George Ade
When you come to doddering, Jacob, it's better to dodder in the paths you know.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But I'm not doddering yet.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Carmichael was right; he was a doddering fool.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
I couldn't with those old dodderers about.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles

In poetry:

So, like any idiot ass
Hungry for the fragrant fodder,
Placed between two bales of grass,
Lo, I doubt, delay, and dodder!
"Heine's "Widow Or Daughter?"" by Eugene Field
I wasna the man I had been, -
Juist a gangrel dozin' in fits; -
The pin had faun oot o' the warld,
And I doddered amang the bits.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
Neglected walks a-tangle
With dodder-strangled grass;
And every mildewed angle
Heaped with dead leaves that spangle
The paths that round it pass.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
They say one king is mad. Perhaps. Who knows?
They say one king is doddering and grey.
They say one king is slack and sick of mind,
A puppet for hid strings that twitch and play.
"Who Knows?" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Live With Regis and Kelly' continues to celebrate Regis Philbin's trademark doddering old man moments in honor of his impending departure on Nov 18.
Stripper pole fraud, doddering granny selling painkillers.
Kemper Arena is sitting in the West Bottoms like a doddering uncle who you just don't have the heart to tell that his buttons aren't buttoned right on his shirt.
She certainly overdoes the dottiness and the doddering qualities.
Dodder, a parasite , not alien.
The buyer was a doddering drachma billionaire named Didius Julianus.
Dodder is a plant from a horror movie -- a parasite that uses fangs to suck the life out of its plant hosts.