Fothering
Fother Foth"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fothered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fothering}.] [Cf. {Fodder} food, and G. f["u]ttern, futtern, to cover within or without, to line. [root]75.] To stop (a leak in a ship at sea) by drawing under its bottom a thrummed sail, so that the pressure of the water may force it into the crack. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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