Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Outside my experience.

I imagine this word passed out of use in part because of the shift from a rural predominance to an urban and suburban one in this and other English-speaking countries. Not something I've ever come into contact with, or am likely to, I'll bet.

afterings, n. pl.

Obs. or dial.

1. The last strainings of milk from a cow. dial.

2. Remaining dregs, after the main part is exhausted. Obs.

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