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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of claver.


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  • ‘Ye may swear that,’ replied the provost — ‘as black a Jacobite as the auld leaven can make him; but a sonsy, merry companion, that none of us think it worth while to break wi’ for all his brags and his clavers.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • And this mad quean, after cracking like a pen-gun, and skirling like a pea-hen for the haill night, behoves just to hae hadden her tongue when her clavers might have dune some gude!

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian 2007

  • I cheated the leddy for your clavers, but I wasna gaun to cheat my joe.

    Old Mortality 2004

  • "You are both reformers: he gained his point by clavers; you attempt to gain yours by knocks."

    Stories of the Border Marches Jeanie Lang

  • I'll warrant you do not know anything of that, but it's the clavers of the

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure Neil Munro

  • "Cut clavers and tell me what ails your mistress!"

    Doom Castle Neil Munro

  • It's sheer nonsense to tell such idle clavers about me.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45 William MacLeod Raine 1912

  • It came nearer and nearer, and everyone stopped their clavers [27] and began to look down the road.

    Tales From Scottish Ballads Elizabeth Wilson Grierson 1908

  • He clavers them over with flattery as the snake clavers the rabbit.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • We are auld neighbours, an we were nae 'kin --- and my gude-dame's fain to see you --- she clavers about your father that was killed lang syne.' '

    The Black Dwarf 1898


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