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  • n. Plural form of klavern.

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Examples

  • The Anti-Defamation League estimates there are more than 40 different Klan groups, with as many as 5,000 members in more than 100 chapters, or "klaverns," across the country.

    CNN.com

  • The Anti-Defamation League estimates there are more than 40 different Klan groups, with as many as 5,000 members in more than 100 chapters, or “klaverns,” across the country.

    Jury awards $2.5 million to teen beaten by Klan members

  • In this interesting quilt of historical narrative and family memoir, McWhorter, a journalist who grew up in Birmingham, charts the collusion and connections between these two apparently disparate worlds of buffets and bombs -- between the polite precincts of establishment whites ( "Big Mules," in Birmingham parlance) and the klaverns of the Ku Klux Klan.

    The Big Mules Of Birmingham

  • One thread is McWhorter's search to understand how her own father, the son of a prominent family, descended into the murky world of the klaverns.

    The Big Mules Of Birmingham

  • Just as high school basket-ball—also hitting its stride in the early 1920s—gave Indiana communities tradition and pride expressed in energy and ritual, Stephenson gave them klaverns, klavalcades, konklaves, and kloranic orders—a goofy fraternity at once slapstick and menacing.

    Getting Open

  • These homegrown barbarians fit a profile that is recognizable to this day: pious, suspicious, eminently dupable, and given to joining lodges, clubs, and klaverns.

    The Heartland of Darkness

  • Many klaverns ignored their leaders' political directives.

    NYT > Home Page

  • At its peak in 1924 there were probably 35,000 Klansmen in Detroit, about 55,000 in Chicago, 200,000 in Ohio, 240,000 in Indiana and 260,000 in Pennsylvania: a veritable army of proud Anglo-Saxons kluxing in their local klaverns.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Edwards stated that Coleman was in charge of three klaverns in Australia with a growing membership.

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