from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cavie.


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  • The reality: The publisher will steal your idea, have it stripped down for tropes, and sell the tropes on some havey-cavey Stolen Ideas market down by the docks.

    Publishing Myths Contest!

  • Rapidfire bangbangs echoed off the low-hanging cavey clouds.


  • The marriage has had a havey-cavey start, for which you will doubtless come up with an explanation to satisfy the gossiping tongues of the ton.

    Slightly Married

  • Truth was sometimes not the same as reality-this was one of the certainties that lived in the hollow, cavey place at the center of his divided nature.

    Wizard and Glass

  • He was more than ever convinced there was something havey-cavey going on and it intrigued him.

    The Last Gamble

  • When he attempted to explain about betrothals and impatient Burnhams, Lady Bertram only gazed coldly down her patrician nose at him and demanded what he was thinking of to subject his daughter to the scandal that must arise if she were married so soon upon her return and in such a havey-cavey way.

    The English Witch

  • They were shy virgins at adultery and the women were the horny ones or the cavey ones, as Val used to say.

    The Women’s Room

  • ` ` D'ye think you're to be free to plunder the faulds and byres of a gentle Elliot as if they were an auld wife's hen's-cavey? ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • Thane's Cross, man, but this is an ill favoured pirn to wind: Yet it shall never be said the fairest maid in the Fair City was cooped up in a convent, like a kain hen in a cavey, and she about to be married to the bold burgess Henry Wynd.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • Then into some caves by bamboo boat - big and cavey and far too warm .... but also home to a huge spider - see photo. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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