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potter about

To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad pottering about in that big old house all by himself. I didn't have a specific plan while I was in London, so I spent most of the time just pottering about.
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potter along

1. To move forward at a slow or listless pace. You can still see my granddad pottering along into town each morning, the same way he's done every morning for the last 30 years. I hate it when people potter along in the bike lane when I'm trying to get to work each morning. Go to the countryside if you're looking for a leisurely cycle!
2. To continue or make progress at a steady, consistent pace, especially one that is neither particularly fast nor slow. The economy has been pottering along for a while now, and while it continues to make gains, it is not accelerating at the pace many economists say is needed to recover from the recession. Our business has been pottering along. We haven't exploded into success, but we're making good growth each month.
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potter around

To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad pottering around that big old house all by himself. I didn't have a specific plan while I was in London, so I spent most of the time just pottering around.
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potter's clay

A special type of clay that does not contain iron and is often used for making pottery. OK, class, make sure to get some potter's clay before you sit down at your wheel today.
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potter's field

A place where the indigent or the unknown are buried. A reference to the Bible, "So they conferred together and bought the potter's field with it as a burial place for foreigners" (Matthew 27:7). Primarily heard in US. The work was so grueling that a great number of immigrant laborers who built the railroads across this country ended up in some potter's field or another before the job was complete.
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Conveniently, each potter's web address is listed, giving the reader the possibility of contact, which adds a further user friendly dimension to the book.
Jeff Zamek walked into a pottery studio 45 years ago and started his career as an amateur potter. After completing a degree in business, he earned BFA and MFA degrees in ceramics from Alfred University, College of Ceramics, New York, US.
A new, larger property was sourced on Jumping Creek Road and all founding potters mortgaged their homes to purchase six acres of land and an old farmhouse.
A wider familiarity with alternative lifestyles and a growing appreciation of crafts made the timing ripe to further develop what Potters Cottage offered as a destination activity.
Now there are just 12 one-bedroom apartments remaining at Bellway's Potters Mews priced from just pounds 79,995 making it the perfect investment for a range of purchasers from first-time buyers to investors.
Lee Blackmore, sales adviser at Potters Mews which has landscaped grounds and parking, said: "Sales at Potters Mews have been tremendously successful this summer.
Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of stars like Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter or Emma Watson who performs as Hermione are likely to be disappointed as publicist for the Warner Brothers film said none of the main cast members are involved in the shoot.
The scene is thought to involve Hagrid, who has so far been played by Robbie Coltrane, racing through the tunnel on Sirius Black's trademark motorbike with Harry Potter in a sidecar fighting off enemies with his wand.
Mick Martin hit the underside of the bar before going close again and Wayne Powell was just off target as Potters finished the first half in command.
The gallery is run by a co--operative the North Wales Potters group set up and each member takes his or her turn to man the premises and offer an unique insight into pottery for visitors.
The idea for the venture came to Potter shortly after the Northridge earthquake (which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale) struck California on Jan.
The potters as a class, both men and women, but more especially the former, represent a degenerated population, both physically and morally.
The award-winning Beatrix Potter Gallery houses an annually changing exhibition of her delicate watercolours in the restored premises of her husband William Heelis' offices in the Main Street.
Specsavers has launched the hunt for wannabe wizards following the release of the new Harry Potter film last month.
Warner Brothers won the movie and licensing rights to this iconic character world and released the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in 2001 to box-office smashing results.