Should time weigh heavy on your hands, I can recommend looking up the word “up” in a dictionary. Hithered there on a quest for the etymology of upholster, I was reminded of swan upping – driving the swans upstream so that they may be coralled and identified. Given that these avian grandes dâmes might be a bit uppity, one might give up easily. Uptear and upthrow are actual words, whilst upmaking is the practice of filling a ship’s bilges before is launched.
Upholster is a back formation (it says here) from uphold. As ever, I am uplifted by this increase in my lexicography.
Just in case that leaves you in an uppish frame of mind, here’s a tear jerker.