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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v welter be immersed in "welter in work"
    • v welter roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
    • v welter toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way "The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours"
    • n welter a confused multitude of things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Welter A rising or falling, as of waves; as, the welter of the billows; the welter of a tempest.
    • a Welter (Horse Racing) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.
    • Welter That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough. "The foul welter of our so-called religious or other controversies."
    • Welter To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows. "The weltering waves.""Waves that, hardly weltering, die away.""Through this blindly weltering sea."
    • Welter To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow. "When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards.""These wizards welter in wealth's waves.""He must not float upon his watery bier
      Unwept, and welter to the parching wind,
      Without the meed of some melodious tear."
      "The priests at the altar . . . weltering in their blood."
    • v. t Welter To wither; to wilt. "Weltered hearts and blighted . . . memories."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n welter In glove-manuf., one who puts the welting in the seams and sews them up.
    • welter To roll or toss; tumble about; flow or act waveringly, confusedly, or tumultuously: used chiefly of waves, or of things comparable to them.
    • welter To roll about, as in some fluid or unstable medium; be tossed or tumbled; hence, to wallow or grovel (in something).
    • welter To be exposed to or affected by some weltering or floating substance or medium: said of objects at rest.
    • welter To roll; cause to turn or revolve.
    • welter To subject to or affect by weltering; accomplish by or as if by wallowing.
    • n welter Rolling or wallowing motion; a tossing or tumbling about; hence, turmoil; ferment; hurly-burly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Welter wel′tėr to roll or tumble about, to wallow about, esp. in dirt: to lie in some floating substance
    • v.t Welter to make way in a weltering manner
    • n Welter a tossing about, a state of turmoil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of OE. walten, to roll over, AS. wealtan,; akin to LG. weltern, G. walzen, to roll, to waltz, sich wälzen, to welter, OHG. walzan, to roll, Icel. velta, Dan. vælte, Sw. vältra, välta,; cf. Goth. waltjan,; probably akin to E. wallow, well, v. i. √146. See Well (v. i.), and cf. Waltz


In literature:

And, side by side with the domestic, decent virtues weltered all the vices rampant in the Cities of The Plain.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The one lay dead before me, the other weltering in her blood!
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
He accordingly went to the residence of the deceased, where he found her extended on the floor, and weltering in her blood.
"Minnie's Pet Cat" by Madeline Leslie
The coolie plunged into the water with a weltering splash which sent a small spiral of spray almost to the deck.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
He took her again through the hurtling welter of the cattle-market.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Her neck and throat were a welter of crimson horror.
"The World Beyond" by Raymond King Cummings
The Princess too is weltering in her Blood.
"Ponteach" by Robert Rogers
Mrs. West and the lad lay weltering in their blood, but not yet dead.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
On and on they floated in the welter of space.
"Pirates of the Gorm" by Nat Schachner
Thus, with infinite labour the Teuton mind has grappled with the chaotic welter produced by the European war.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
And wouldst thou have me welter through such woeful tide of pain?
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Both men turned, peering out across the tumbled welter of waters.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Jon Venex plunged through the window in a welter of flying glass.
"The Velvet Glove" by Harry Harrison
He could see nothing but vanity back of him and a welter of cost ahead.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
The Indian chief returned to find them weltering in blood.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
They broke in a welter of soiled foam across the reef which lay opposite the mouth of the bay.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
A thrust, a slashing blow, and the Drilgo was weltering in his life-blood.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Here is a great and weltering mass of individuals which we call society.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
Their emotions were a welter of doubt, of indecision.
"Homo Inferior" by Mari Wolf
In the mean time the flashes of lightning, becoming less vivid, showed nothing else, far or near, but the billows weltering round the vessel.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various

In poetry:

Hunger and poverty
Heaped like the ocean
Welters and mutters,
Hold back the sickles!
"The Harvest" by Duncan Campbell Scott
All the world is wrapped in gloom,
Earth in blood is weltering:
This year brought us blackest doom--
Whither comest thou, O Spring?
"Spring" by Hovhannes Hovhannessian
In the low chant of wakeful birds,
In the deep weltering flood,
In whispering leaves, these solemn words -
"God made us all for good."
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Through murky weltering seas they row:
Dirge the eyes their deeds made dim.
Wives at their conning smile and glow,
And hail them on the horizon’s rim.
"Northumbria - A Dirge" by Thomas Runciman
But alas! for the change of what might have been fair,
And the gloom of what should have been bright!
The wind weltered by like one great swelling sigh,
And the noonday was darker than night.
"The Better Hope" by Ernest Jones
O sea!
Thou weltering giant, lend thy stormy voice
To me,
That I this day may make the earth rejoice
With a sky-filling, world-o'erwhelming song,
The tempest song of Freedom blowing down the walls of Wrong!
"A Morning Prayer" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

Welter of Braille Codes Create 'Tower of Babel'.
James Welter, 25, fishing with a friend, died after his canoe capsized at Snelling Lake.
Shoppers instead glean their fashion intelligence from a welter of sources, among them the runways, the Internet and the streets.
Senior Mikayla Hensrud (27th minute) and junior Carly Welter (48th minute) each scored for the Pirates.
1 entry tagged 'andrew welter '.
Rose Marie Welter, 77, died June 15, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center.
Born Aug 28, 1934, near Chaffee, to the late Anton and Agnes Enderle Welter, she was a member of St Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee.
A daughter, Caitlyn Ann Welter, was born Monday, April 30, 2012, to Candace and Daniel Welter of Damascus, Md.
Paternal grandparents are Deborah and Michael Welter of Tiffin.
Philippe Welter, age twelve, was born into a family of dancers.
Lillie M Welter, 88, died at 11:45 am July 30, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.
Correspondent Patrick Welter checks in with these video highlights from No 18 Stoughton's 44-21 Hockomock League Davenport division win at Oliver Ames ' Muscato Stadium on Friday night.
Matthew Macklin has nothing to be ashamed of, according to ex junior welter champ Amir Khan.
Megan Welter is a company commander of a US Army Reserve unit and a veteran of the war in Iraq.
Luckily for the WBA welter champ, who now lives full time in L.A.

In science:

Welters, Polarized abelian varieties and the heat equations.
Large deviations of empirical measures of zeros on Riemann surfaces
For the hypothesis, this is work of Gunning and Welters.
Another Relation Between Approaches to the Schottky Problem
Thus, in what follows we will refer to the hypothesis that K (A) has a “curve of flexes” as the Gunning-Welters hypothesis.
Another Relation Between Approaches to the Schottky Problem
A Consequence of the Gunning-Welters Hypothesis and the K.P.
Another Relation Between Approaches to the Schottky Problem
Following the work of Welters [W], we interpret the hypothesis of the Main Theorem as follows.
Another Relation Between Approaches to the Schottky Problem
Let (A, Θ) be an indecomposable p.p.a.v. satisfying the Gunning-Welters hypothesis.
Another Relation Between Approaches to the Schottky Problem
Theorem 5.2), at which stage the Gunning-Welters criterion [We1] implies that (A, Θ) is a Jacobian.
Castelnuovo theory and the geometric Schottky problem
Here the idea is suggested by a beautiful result of Welters, essentially characterizing Prym varieties via the existence of a curve (the Abel-Prym curve) of maximal genus among those representing twice the minimal curve class (cf. [We2]).
Castelnuovo theory and the geometric Schottky problem
Therefore, by Theorem 5.2 and the Gunning-Welters criterion, we are on a Jacobian.
Castelnuovo theory and the geometric Schottky problem
Welters, Curves of twice the minimal class on principally polarized abelian varieties, Nederl.
Castelnuovo theory and the geometric Schottky problem
The algebraic equivalence of OA (ϕ(X )) and OJac(X ) (Θ)|A = L2 is a consequence of intersection theory, known as Welters’ criterion (see [BL04, Theorem 12.2.2].
Prym covers, theta functions and Kobayashi curves in Hilbert modular surfaces
By Welters’ criterion for a curve to generate a Prym variety ([BL04, Theorem 12.2.2]) the normalization Xz of X ′z is a curve of genus four with an involution ρ induced by u 7→ −u and Az is the Prym variety of (X, ρ).
Prym covers, theta functions and Kobayashi curves in Hilbert modular surfaces
As the derivations are exceedingly technical, it is useful to present the results first by themselves so that they may be appreciated without getting lost in a welter of technical complications.
Steady-State Cracks in Viscoelastic Lattice Models II