shaver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shaver a razor powered by an electric motor
    • n shaver a young person of either sex "she writes books for children","they're just kids","`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
    • n shaver an adult male who shaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shaver A boy; a lad; a little fellow. "These unlucky little shavers .""As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver , I am on a chase in the name of the king."
    • Shaver (Mech) A tool or machine for shaving.
    • Shaver One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer. "By these shavers the Turks were stripped."
    • Shaver One who is close in bargains; a sharper.
    • Shaver One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shaver One who shaves, or whose occupation it is to shave; a barber.
    • n shaver One who makes close bargains, or is sharp in his dealings; one who is extortionate or usurious, or who fleeces the simple.
    • n shaver A fellow; a chap; now, especially with the epithet little or young, or even without the epithet, a young fellow; a youngster.
    • n shaver In leather manufacturing, a workman who shaves the skins with a curriers' knife to get an even, smooth surface. See shaving, 3.
    • n shaver An instrument or machine for removing a thin film or shaving: as, a spoke- or lap-shaver.
    • n shaver A pivoted knife and frame for cutting smoked beef into thin shavings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shaver one who shaves: a barber: a sharp or extortionate dealer:
    • Shaver (coll.) a chap, youngster
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceafan, scafan; Dut. schaven, Ger. schaben, L. scabĕre, to scrape, Gr. skaptein, to dig.

Usage

In literature:

Good-bye, now, Vernon, good-bye, young shaver, I hope you'll make as good a sailor and smart an officer as your father before you!
"Crown and Anchor" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Big splendid John who had only been a little shaver when he went to Pebbly Pit to work.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Don't want any of your fancy baskets: so just carry it back, my fine little shaver.
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
You're middlemen, profit shavers, parasites.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
Well, it might do that with a little shaver like you.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
But he was pretty good, even as a little shaver!
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
He's left a widder and a couple of little shavers.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
The Democratic State chairman, C. L. Shaver, although unable to be present, gave splendid help.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
I saw a little shaver there, ten years old, who boasted that he had won three pair of gloves from a little girl of eight.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Takes me back to when I was a little shaver.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
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In poetry:

By rises that flushed with their purple favors,
Thro' becks that brattled o'er grasses sheen,
We walked or waded, we two young shavers,
Thanking our stars we were both so green.
"Lovers And A Reflection" by Charles Stuart Calverley
The sweetest little thing she was, with rosy cheeks, and fat--
We was little chunks o' shavers then about as high as that!
But someway we sort a' SUITED-like! and Mother she'd declare
She never laid her eyes on a more lovin' pair
"Farmer Whipple--Bachelor" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

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Although he has never been a household name, Shaver 's songs became country standards during the '70s and his reputation among musicians and critics has remained legendary throughout the ensuing decades.
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File photo A section of Shaver Road will be closed until Friday.
A water main break on northbound Shaver Road at West Centre Avenue (south side of intersection), has closed one lane of traffic on northbound Shaver Road while the repairs are taking place.
After four years in Nashville, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen recorded Shaver 's "Georgia on a Fast Train".
The Shaver EZ Stretcher™ makes fencing more efficient and faster than ever.
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In science:

G349.7+0.2 is one of the most luminous SNR’s in the galaxy (after Cas A and the Crab; Shaver et al. 1985a), if it is located at a distance of ∼ 22 kpc (Frail et al. 1996).
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
A compact source at the western edge of G357.7−0.1 is also apparent in Figs. 11a and b (also observed by Shaver et al.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
Shaver et al. (1985b) cite its flat spectral index at radio wavelengths as evidence that it is an unrelated H ii region.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
The presence of Galactic and extragalactic foreground sources, which contribute a brightness temperature on the order of ∼ 100 K at 100 MHz, does pose a serious challenge for the upcoming observations (Shaver et al. 1999; Furlanetto, Oh & Briggs 2006).
Subtracting Foregrounds from Interferometric Measurements of the Redshifted 21 cm Emission
My favorite example is Shaver’s (1991) demonstration that the radio galaxies within 50h−1 Mpc distance are close to the plane of the Local Supercluster, even though the plane is not apparent in the general distribution of galaxies at this depth.
Issues for the Next Generation of Galaxy Surveys
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