Tottered
Totter Tot"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tottered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tottering}.] [Probably for older tolter; cf. AS. tealtrian to totter, vacillate. Cf.{Tilt} to incline, {Toddle}, {Tottle}, {Totty}.] 1. To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to be unsteady; to stagger; as, an old man totters with age. ``As a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.'' --Ps. lxii. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver. [1913 Webster]

Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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