Soot"er*kin (?), n. [Cf. Prov. G. suttern to boil gently.]

A kind of false birth, fabled to be produced by Dutch women from sitting over their stoves; also, an abortion, in a figurative sense; an abortive scheme.

Fruits of dull heat, and sooterkins of wit. Pope.

 

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