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.
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2. To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver.
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Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall.
Dryden.
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