from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Scotch form of
aver, a workhorse.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
September 12, 2008 at 12:05 pm aiver way…cormgradchewlaces on nawt sekkond!
It was also a horse in the Scotch dictionaries, and in one of Burns 'poems, "A Dream," he alludes to a horse as a "noble aiver."
Burns, in his 'Dream,' speaks of a horse as a 'noble aiver.'
By Mr. Allen of Westport, remonstrance of Ephraim ovsterbedsin Gifford and others against any legislation in regard to 'Westport aiver. leasing the natural oyster beds in Westport River.
I hae been short-breathed ever since, and canna gang twenty yards without peghing like a miller’s aiver.”
I hae been short-breathed ever since, and canna gang twenty yards without peghing like a miller's aiver. "