As cleaver put it, the caucus “is always hesitant to criticize the president.”
Politico reported that a man had been arrested for allegedly spitting at cleaver, but the congressman refused to press charges.
Gun ownership is tightly controlled in China, where mass attacks usually involve men with a knife, cleaver, or machete.
A hunter comes across a sickly gorilla, too weak to defend itself from the blows of his cleaver.
If, for example, Hillary Clinton sat in the Oval Office, cleaver would tell her, “My sister, I love you, but this has got to go.”
Thus was shame brought upon cleaver's boy and upon the pride and good name of his sweetheart.
Oh, because Isabel made him believe that it would not be fair to Miss cleaver.
Now there was a certain Bailie Holden among the customers of Mr. cleaver.
One night he went for his wife with the cleaver and she had to sleep in a neighbour's house.
An interview which cleaver's boy had to endure may throw some light upon this.
late 15c., "one who splits," agent noun from cleave (v.1). Originally "one who splits boards with a wedge instead of sawing;" attested as part of a surname from mid-14c. Meaning "butcher's chopper" is from mid-15c.
This last ["Marrowbones and Cleaver"] is a sign in Fetter Lane, originating from a custom, now rapidly dying away, of the butcher boys serenading newly married couples with these professional instruments. Formerly, the band would consist of four cleavers, each of a different tone, or, if complete, of eight, and by beating their marrowbones skilfully against these, they obtained a sort of music somewhat after the fashion of indifferent bell-ringing. When well performed, however, and heard from a proper distance, it was not altogether unpleasant. ... The butchers of Clare market had the reputation of being the best performers. ... This music was once so common that Tom Killigrew called it the national instrument of England. [Larwood & Hotten, "The History of Signboards from the Earliest Times to the Present Day," London, 1867]