clivers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clivers annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clivers See Cleavers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clivers See cleavers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Clivers goose-grass—Galium aperine, diuretic and sudorific
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cleófan; cog. with Ger. klieben.

Usage

In literature:

We can break it when we like, an' I'm in no fear o' Bony, for all they talk so much o' his cliverness.
"Adam Bede" by George Eliot
An theer's mony foak 'at think Miss Emily wor a deol cliverer even nor Miss Charlotte.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But me father's a terrible cliver man.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane
An' good-luck to ye for a cliver one.
"The Rajah of Dah" by George Manville Fenn
Ye think yerself a mighty deal cliverer than ye are.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
Och, Bryan, yer too cliver, ye are!
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
It's there ye must have larned to be so oncommon cliver.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
You're a cliver boy for your age, an' hes goot lungs, I make no doubt.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
You may be a cliver sort of a mon, but moles be varmint.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Satan has no cliverer foe than Edward.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
So what cud I do, faix, when she shpoke so cliver loike, an' the money ready to hand?
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
If she can do this in cold blood, "clane and cliver," she will be able to do anything within reason which you need when in company.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
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In news:

'Jackass 3D' review: One-dimensional even in 3-D. Sean Cliver Johnny Knoxville, the smarmily charming gang-leader of a death-defying crew of pranksters, tries (unsuccessfully) to fool a bull with camoflague in a scene from "Jackass 3D".
Cliff Cliver before a tureen luncheon.
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In science:

Solar proton events are generally associated with fast CMEs, but an exception was found for a slower CME (v ≈ 800 km s−1 ; Cliver 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
These activities include various types of radio bursts, the Moreton wave sweeping the chromosphere, the EIT wave, the X-ray wave, and the coronal dimming propagating in the corona, and so on (e.g., see Table 1 of Hudson & Cliver 2001, and Forbes et al. 2006 for a brief review).
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
Cliver et al. (1999) also presented evidence based on the SMM and the GOES X-ray data, and the Solwind coronagraph data that type II radio bursts and the Moreton waves have their root cause in fast CMEs.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
The same igniter of the Moreton wave and the type II burst explains the good correlation of these two phenomena to one another (Cliver et al. 1999).
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
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