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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

VELTER, v. To trudge laboriously and stumblingly through mud or snow (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).Ork. 1929 Marw.:
Luk at him gaan velteran there.

[Norw. dial. valtra, to tumble over, waddle, walk unsteadily, Sw. vältra, to wallow, O.N. velta, to roll, tumble, conflated with the cogn. Walter, Eng. welter.]

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