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stover

[stoh-ver] /ˈstoʊ vər/
noun
1.
coarse roughage used as feed for livestock.
2.
stalks and leaves, not including grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
3.
British Dialect. fodder minus the grain portion of the plant.
Origin of stover
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; aphetic variant of estover; see estovers
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  • Brown found the little stover man waiting for him in the kitchen.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mrs. stover's bulky figure was already on the way to the door of the house.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mrs. stover removed the cork and took an investigating sniff.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If it hadn't been for Mr. stover, I don't know what we would have done.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Not without a fight, stover," was Mr. Radbury's firm answer.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • On duty at one point was stover, as alert as though after some big game.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "I reckon this is the critter ye nursed at the ranch," remarked stover.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • The warning came from stover, and he placed his hand over Ralph's mouth.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "I don't believe any of our soldiers knew of this secret passage," said stover.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "We can stay here for several days, if we wish," said stover.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for stover

stover

/ˈstəʊvə/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) fodder
2.
(US) cornstalks used as fodder
Word Origin
C14: shortened from estovers
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