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- v. cover
- n. cover
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of cover.
- n. Same as keever.
- n. A measure of corn in Derbyshire, England, equal to 12 sheaves.
- n. A sunfish or pumpkin-seed. See pumpkin-seed, 2. Also kivy.
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"I mought just as well take off his suit an 'kiver' im with quilts," suggested the old man.
To find them he needed only a "kiver" for the candle, and the huge hat of Quackenboss served the purpose well.
D. of township No. 10; but it is no good, as my commission has run out, and this is to last only to Bangor, and is intended to 'kiver accidents' in going through the woods.
Being requested to explain himself, he stated that there was some of ‘em wot you couldn’t kiver with
Miss Liddy is so good as to unclose me in a kiver as fur as
Lashmihago! as old as Mathewsullin, as dry as a red herring, and as poor as a starved veezel — 0, Molly, hadst thou seen him come down the ladder, in a shurt so scanty, that it could not kiver his nakedness! —
Barton to frank me a kiver, I would not neglect to let you know how it is with me, and the rest of the family.
And for some years past that he was, as old folks say, "pulling kiver" with the local power structure.
"I see it's a beauty; we's neber had sich a kiver afore, missus; tell de sweet little angels we'll pray for 'em as long as we live."
After bathing in dis tea we'd go to bed and kiver up and sweat de malaria out.
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