from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete or dialectal form of cover.
  • noun A sunfish or pumpkin-seed. See pumpkin-seed, 2. Also kivy.
  • noun Same as keever.
  • noun A measure of corn in Derbyshire, England, equal to 12 sheaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cover.

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  • verb archaic, dialect cover
  • noun archaic, dialect cover


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  • Yes, I’ve sev’ral kivers you can see;

    ’Light, and hitch your beastie in the shade!

    I don’t foller weaving now so free,

    And all my purtiest ones my forebears made.

    Home-dyed colors kindly meller down

    Better than these new fotched-on ones from town.

    - Ann Cobb, 'Kivers'.

    September 23, 2009

  • It's a fish.

    Also kivy.

    January 2, 2012

  • "I could unkiver (uncover) it for you with my broom if the gate was open."

    June 28, 2015