tr.v. ted·ded, ted·ding, teds
To strew or spread (newly mown grass, for example) for drying.
[Middle English tedden, ultimately (perhaps via Old English *teddan) akin to Old Norse teðja, to manure, and Old High German zetten, to spread, scatter, both from Germanic *tadjan; see dā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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