Souter vs Sourer - What's the difference?
As a noun souter
is (scotland|northern england) a shoemaker or cobbler.
As an adjective sourer is
(Scotland, northern England) A shoemaker or cobbler.
*1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p. 31:
*:He was a shoemaker, the creature, and called himself the Sutor , an old-fashioned name that folk laughed at.
* (obsolete) sowr
Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
* Francis Bacon
Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
- All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite.
Tasting or smelling rancid.
Peevish or bad-tempered.
(of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile.
- He was a scholar / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, / But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.
(of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur.
Unfortunate or unfavorable.
- sour adversity
, date=October 1
, author=Phil Dawkes
, title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=The result may not quite give the Wearsiders a sweet ending to what has been a sour
week, following allegations of sexual assault and drug possession against defender Titus Bramble, but it does at least demonstrate that their spirit remains strong in the face of adversity.}}
The sensation of a sour taste.
A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar.
(label) Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.
A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
- (Edmund Spenser)
* laundry sour
(label) To make sour.
(label) To become sour.
* Jonathan Swift
(label) To make disenchanted.
- So the sun's heat, with different powers, / Ripens the grape, the liquor sours .
(label) To become disenchanted.
- To sour your happiness I must report, / The queen is dead.
(label) To make (soil) cold and unproductive.
To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.