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  • n. Obsolete form of lover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or dialectal form of lover.


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  • How like a gentle lovyer from its tender bleeding heart was that!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I suppose the aforesaid lovyer did "onward go," and, no doubt, is still going, if he has not already reached the town of Jonesboro, and met his gal upon "the porch" as she returned from church.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • Then he drank up the pisen, like a lovyer so brave,

    Katrinka: The Story of a Russian Child

  • But if I could get my claws on that lovyer o 'yours,

    Stephen Archer and Other Tales

  • "Judith," said the young man, looking up at her with a smile and an expression of earnest curiosity, that in spite of the growing obscurity did not escape the watchful looks of the girl, "can you find it in your heart, to part with your own finery, to release prisoners; even though one be your own father, and the other is your sworn suitor and lovyer?"

    The Deerslayer

  • -- How like a gentle lovyer from its tender bleeding heart was that!

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • Thus livyer ` a permanent coastal settler, 'after the citing of forms and of occurrences in other dictionaries, is overtly referred to the OED treatment of ier with the direction to compare lovyer, millier (entered as millyer), and shoreyer.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 2

  • Mingos, have you anything to tell us of their captyves, the father of these young women, and of another, who, I somewhat conclude, is the lovyer of one of 'em. "

    The Deerslayer


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