Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who carries a club; a club bearer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who carries the keys of any place.
  • n. One who carries a club; a club bearer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps the keys, as of a room.
  • n.
  • n. A custodian of the treasury, records, or muniments of a corporation.
  • n. . Literally, one who has a club; a club-bearer.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of clavicorn beetles, of the family Pselaphidæ. C. testaceus is a wingless European species with connate elytra.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] In conchology, a genus of gastropods.

Etymologies

Latin, from clava ("club") + gerere ("to carry"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 1899, led by Giovanni Batista Grassi, a team of Italian investigators collected Anopheles claviger mosquitoes and fed them on malarial patients.

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  • That is a major difficulty, I think, since the United States can scarcely be an effective “claviger” key bearer and “steward” of the states of consent if its executive cannot secure enduring domestic consent for its “preclusive” actions.

    Hullabaloo

  • Baptista Christi praevius et claviger aetherius cum ceteris apostolis nos solvant nexu criminis.

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  • Huber's observations, 66; author's experiments with _Lasius niger_, 66; claviger beetles recognized and petted by, 73; gray matter in the brain of, 99; nerve-cells and nerve-filaments in the brain cortex of, 99;

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • Anopheles claviger mosquitoes and fed them on malarial patients.

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  • Edaphosaurus pogonias Cope; Clepsy drops natalis Cope; Naosaurus claviger Cope;

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  • One notable little alien in certain ant communities is a minute claviger beetle (so called from its peculiar claviger, or club-shaped antennæ), which seems to be a well-beloved friend and companion, and which is always treated with great kindness. [

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

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  • "It must take a lot of effort to keep a man like him tidy. Not to mention well tailored. He was bigger than most. She had to give credit to his valet, who must be a particularly tolerant claviger."
    Soulless by Gail Carriger, p 13

    November 8, 2010