verb (used with object), tedded, tedding.
to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.

1400–50; late Middle English tedde; cognate with Old Norse tethja to manure, Old High German zettan to spread, Greek dateîsthai to divide

untedded, adjective
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ted1 (tɛd)
vb , teds, tedding, tedded
to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it
[C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread]

ted2 (tɛd)
informal short for teddy boy

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Irish surname, said to be from O.Ir. cinneide "ugly head."
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