To put one's comether on
Comether Co*meth"er, n. [Prob. dial. pron. of come hither, used in calling cows, etc.] [Dial. or Colloq., Brit.] 1. Matter; affair. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Friendly communication or association.

{To put the comether on} or {To put one's comether on}, to exercise persuasion upon; to get under one's influence; to beguile; to wheedle.

How does ut come about, sorr, that whin a man has put the comether on wan woman he's sure bound to put ut on another? --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • To put the comether on — Comether Co*meth er, n. [Prob. dial. pron. of come hither, used in calling cows, etc.] [Dial. or Colloq., Brit.] 1. Matter; affair. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Friendly communication or association. {To put the comether on} or {To put one s comether …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comether — Co*meth er, n. [Prob. dial. pron. of come hither, used in calling cows, etc.] [Dial. or Colloq., Brit.] 1. Matter; affair. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Friendly communication or association. {To put the comether on} or {To put one s comether on}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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