from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Canine faeces used as a lye in tanning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dung of dogs, used as an alkaline steep in tanning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An erroneous spelling of pure.
- n. The droppings of dogs.
- n. In tanning, an infusion of the dung of dogs, fowls, or pigeons, used to soften the skins after liming and preparatory to tanning. Also known as bate. The soaking in such an infusion is called puering or bating.
- In tanning, to cleanse with a bate of dog's dung.
Although technically, according to the ages of man as described by Isidore and Avicenna (the two most commonly invoked systems), the term puer denoted a child (ages seven to ten) in the period following and distinct from infancy (birth to ten years), many authors used puer interchangeably with infans.
The term puer was used interchangeably with infans, lactans, parvus, and parvulus.
Note 8: I shall postpone a discussion of the gendered significance of the term puer until later, in the final section, where the inclusion of girls among the crowd takes on great significance.
Well into the sixteenth century the cedilla is often found wrongly added to words such as puer, equus, eruditus, epistola; in 1550 the Froben firm was still regularly printing aedo, aeditio; and in the index to an edition of Aquinas, Venice, 1593, aenigma and Aegyptus, spelt in this way, are only to be found under e.
Clearly, the superintendant of schools is hovering in some netherworld puer state, because he certainly has not grown up from the sixties.
A creature of idyll and elegy, he's defined by his youth (and loss (like Daphnis)) -- a puer aeternus who can't be a conventional tragic hero in the overman sense because he's not yet reached the age where he * gets* the deontic modalities society would wrap him up in.
 Clubbe's translation of The Farmer's Boy, entitled Agricolæ puer, poema Roberti Bloomfield celeberrimum; in versus latinos redditum.
This precocious introduction of Rabanus as "puer oblatus" in the Benedictine monastic world, and the fruits that it gave for his human, cultural and spiritual growth, opened up very interesting possibilities not only for the life of the monks, but also for the whole of society of his time, normally referred to as "Carolingian."
If integrative medicine is to transform itself from a puer aeternis into a responsible participant in shaping U.S. policy, this strategic plan under the Affordable Care Act needs contributors, more Partners for Health and deeper pockets.
A mature disc of puer (pronounced "poo-ahr") — 30 years is considered old — can fetch thousands of dollars in a tea shop.