• WordNet 3.6
    • v claver talk socially without exchanging too much information "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Claver Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering. "Emmy found herself entirely at a loss in the midst of their clavers ."
    • n Claver See Clover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n claver An obsolete or dialectal form of clover.
    • claver To climb.
    • claver To talk idly or foolishly; talk much and at random.
    • n claver An idle story.
    • n claver plural Idle talk; gossip.
    • n claver A shortened form of claviger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Claver klā′vėr idle talk, gossip
    • v.i Claver to talk idly
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In literature:

Claver Rack (Clover Reach), 218, 226.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
Such a claver as there was, to be sure, when Tom and the Harrisons met!
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Mrs. Claverly walked quickly forward, and extended her slim white hand.
"Southern Stories" by Various
General Clavering seemed in no way disconcerted by the escape of Hope's musketeers.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
And then the woman two seats ahead of Clavering did a singular thing.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
In ower muckle clavering truth is tint.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
It's sheer nonsense to tell such idle clavers about me.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Clavering, Monson, and Francis formed the majority.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mrs. Clavering came out just as the girl appeared.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
CHURCH CLAVERING, or the Schoolmaster.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden

In poetry:

Aye at first at the convening
Moraliz'd on what was right,--
Yet on clavers entertaining
Doz'd and drank till brade day light.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Nae dark Dalzell, nae Claver'se stern,
Ride forth wi' sword an' bridle ringin',
Oor sufferin' covenanted sires
To prison an' the scaffold bringin'.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
Her heid was weel stockit wi' gude common sense—
In ilk' thing she did there was kindness an' mense;
To clashes an' clavers she wadna gae heed,
But ne'er was she hainin' to bodies in need.
"Grannie Mirk: A Stirling Grannie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Nicolas Batum in holding pattern, Victor Claver headed to Portland.
Victor Claver is one step closer to coming to Portland.
You can't read too much into the rumors of a trade between the Trail Blazers and Cleveland that would involve draft picks and, possibly, Victor Claver.
Nicolas Batum in holding pattern , Victor Claver headed to Portland.
In recent days the Catholic community celebrated the feast of St Peter Claver.
Terry and Donna Claver are very happily married and have been for four decades.
Back when they were first married, the Clavers had a small house and very little money.
Franco Debernardi/Euroleague Basketball Draft pick Victor Claver - a blessing in disguise for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland's development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.
Peter Claver fundraiser celebrates jazz and rich Treme heritage.
Monsignor Gary Bauler conducted his last Mass on Friday morning at St Peter Claver Church in Simi Valley.
The Portland Trail Blazers have brought back guard Will Barton and forward Victor Claver after assigning them to the Stampede on Friday.

In science:

Claver et al. (2001) previously reached a similar conclusion on finding that their proper motion measurement of this o bject, which relied on POSS-I plates for epoch 1, also failed to confi rm cluster membership.
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
Claver et al. (2001) have compared modern theoretical isochrones for ages 500, 700 and 1000Myrs to the Praesepe sequence as observed in their V,V-I colour-magnitude diagram.
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
Therefore, we follow Claver et al. (and more recently Ferrario et al. 2005) and in our subsequent discussion assume the age of Praesepe is 625±50Myrs.
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
Praesepe white dwarfs, where their masses, cooling times and progenitor lifetimes and progenitor masses have been derived on the basis of the effective temperature and surface gravity measurements of Claver et al. (2001), are shown in Figure 3 ( filled cir cles).
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
Their initial and final masse s are derived from the effective temperature and surface gravity measurements listed in Claver et al. (2001).
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation