Devil-diver

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Devil-diver (Zoöl) A small water bird. See Dabchick.
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Usage

In literature:

And He healed many that were sick with divers diseases and cast out many devils.
"The Teaching of Jesus" by George Jackson
There are divers of them who adore some kinds of beasts, and many who adore the devil under dreadful figures.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
I suppose it can't be helped; the devil is to play his pretty games here in divers sorts of ways.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Where divers authors, whom the devil confound For all their lies, were in one volume bound.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Hundreds of them are destroyed in this way by natives and divers who seem to do it out of pure devilment.
"The Second String" by Nat Gould
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