• WordNet 3.6
    • n stover the dried stalks and leaves of a field crop (especially corn) used as animal fodder after the grain has been harvested
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stover stō"vẽr Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay. "Where live nibbling sheep,
      And flat meads thatched with stover them to keep."
      "Thresh barley as yet but as need shall require,
      Fresh threshed for stover thy cattle desire."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stover Fodder and provision of all sorts for cattle.
    • stover To bristle up; stiffen.
    • n stover In American agriculture, the stalks of Indian corn collectively, after removal of the ears but including the leaves, used as fodder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stover stōv′ėr (Shak.) fodder for cattle.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. estoveir, estovoir, necessity, provisions, properly an inf., “to be necessary.” Cf. Estovers
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estover, necessity—estover, estoveir, to fit.


In literature:

My name's Stover, Abijah Stover.
"The Woman-Haters" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Heath, and S. Stover.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
John Stover had been first lieutenant in the war, so he was made captain of the day.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
On the Brown property, 7 miles southeast of Stover, is a reported cave, which proved to be a natural tunnel 400 feet long.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
Stover, Jacob E., Springwood Farms, York, Pa. Strickland, C. H., Snow Hill, Maryland.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
For the amount that animals will eat, almost as much feeding value is obtained from corn stover treated in this way as from timothy hay.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
I served as George Stover, but every time the sergeant would call out "Abe Stover", I would answer "Here".
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
L. E. STOVER, "B" Co., 310th Engrs.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
I expect my sister, Mrs. Stover, here in three weeks, and the dress is for her.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
In this rotation the only roughage obtained is the corn stover and the oat straw.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
They wanted a dinner escort for that evenin', she and Miss Stover.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Your papa was Mr. Stover, and you were born in Columbus.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
If Ma'am Stover had chosen to give so rich a gift, to know the joy of such generosity, nobody had a right to protest.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
A. C. Stover, 95 O. C. L. Rugg, 6 Ind.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
In Cambridgeshire stover signifies hay made of coarse, rank grass, such as even cows will not eat while it is green.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Stover did not have the required number.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
W. B. Stover goes to India, I feel as though I would like to go out to him in his missionary work.
"Charlie Newcomer" by Wilbur B. Stover
If you would like a photographic representation of Kentucky University life, do not skip this letter from J. H. Stover.
"The Story of a Life" by J. Breckenridge Ellis
Peter Stover was a poor man all his days.
"The Corner House Girls" by Grace Brooks Hill

In news:

Chris­tine Howard Stover , 78, of Prospect passed away early Fri­day morn­ing (Oct 21, 2011) at her residence.
Stover Chief Keeps His Job.
The plant is expected to require 350,000 tons of corn stover annually when it begins operation in 2014.
The Colts chose to stick with Matt Stover as their kicker in the postseason instead of giving the job back to Adam Vinatieri, who has won four Super Bowls.
Margaret Stover , 53, recently opened a personal concierge service, Maggie on the Move, in the Rockford area.
View full size Dale Omori / Plain Dealer File Photograph Matt Stover played in Cleveland during the Bill Belichick era of 1991 to '95.
Test Lap Goes Well for Smokey Stover in Icecapade.
California invader Smokey Stover , with Aaron Gryder up, wins the Icecapade Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Donnie and Peggy Stover of Dunbar wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan, to Ronnie Conley II.
TechMix has hired Tom Stover as Business Development Manager.
Leviton's Stover Earns BICSI Certification.
The Stover Police Department said Monday it is holding Joshua Micheal Gerlach of Stover for abusing a two month old infant.
Dining in the Dark with Matt Stover and Bob Ehrlich.
BATH — Elford Austin Stover , Jr, 77, of Bath, died Oct 5.
Stover was born in Bath on July 30, 1935.

In science:

Another possible explanation is that the flickering is due to matter being accreted onto the white dwarf in a clumpy fashion e.g. (Gotthelf, Patterson & Stover 1991).
A Spatially Resolved `Inside-out' Outburst of IP Pegasi
Stover proved in that a Cartier-Milnor-Moore theorem relates the categories of twisted associative bialgebras and twisted Lie algebras.
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras
This is a generalization to regular operads of a theorem announced by Stover in and proved by Patras and Reutenauer in in the context of twisted bialgebras.
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras
In a first step we establish that the corresponding Hopf structures in case P = As coincide with the ones discovered by Stover and proved by Patras and Reutenauer in .
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras
Stover, The equivalence of certain categories of twisted Lie and Hopf algebras over a commutative ring. J.
Gr\"obner bases for operads
Stover reported the discovery of the two new isotopes 133,134Ce in New Neutron-Deficient Radioactive Isotopes of the Light Rare-Earth Region in 1951 at the University of California at Berkeley .
Discovery of the Cerium Isotopes