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pester

1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations. We are pestered with mice and rats. (dr. H. More) A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world. (Dryden)

2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest. All rivers and pools . . . Pestered full with fishes. (Holland)

Origin: Abbrev. Fr. Impester, fr. OF. Empaistrier, empestrer, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F. Empetrer; pref. Em-, en- (L. In in) _ LL. Pastorium, pastoria, a fetter by which horses are prevented from wandering in the pastures, fr. L. Pastorius belonging to a herdsman or shepherd, pastor a herdsman. See In, and Pasture, Pastor.


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Help With Identifying a Flower

... getting into gardening so I wasn't aware of the type of characteristics to look for. Thanks for your help! Now I can buy flowers without having to pester clerks by asking them "What's this?" :-) Thanks again!

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by rainoubliette
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:53 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... 'thank you very much'. I stopped asking. The scientist seemed annoyed, and there we have it. I am sure he said something along the lines of not to pester people, and if they wanted to hold on to things, or to keep them, (maybe to themselves?), that was their right." I didn't make the fiber, ...

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by carriescamp
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... 'thank you very much'. I stopped asking. The scientist seemed annoyed, and there we have it. I am sure he said something along the lines of not to pester people, and if they wanted to hold on to things, or to keep them, (maybe to themselves?), that was their right. I do not know what you mean by ...

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by Cilla
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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