from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stagger; totter.
  • noun An active, energetic person.


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  • Older folk were always calling him "young staver" and "chip of the old block," and things like that.

    Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's Laura Lee Hope

  • She was spoken of with applause under such titles as "a staver," "a pealer," "a roarer to work"; and Sol himself had an awful sense of responsibility to her in this regard.

    Oldtown Folks 1869

  • Sådan siger en af Englands største nutcases Anjem Choudary, Anjim Choudry - Anjem Choudhury - Anjem Choudray eller hvordan han nu staver sit navn i dag.

    _Politik 2008


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