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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Foth·er n.
 1. A wagonload; a load of any sort. [Obs.]
    Of dung full many a fother.   --Chaucer.
 2. See Fodder, a unit of weight.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Foth·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fothered p. pr. & vb. n. Fothering.]  To stop (a leak in a ship at sea) by drawing under its bottom a thrummed sail, so that the pressure of the water may force it into the crack.