Origin of weaver
- James Baird,1833–1912, U.S. politician: congressman 1879–81, 1885–89.
- Robert Clifton,1907–97, U.S. economist and government official: first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1966–68.
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Examples from the Web for weaver
“I got the weaver to use his craftsmanship on modern silhouettes we designed,” he said.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
"He has the best twenty-year-old body in baseball," says Weaver.
True to form, Palmer is ambivalent about Weaver, with whom he does commercials and TV commentary.
But there were also many times when either Palmer or Weaver could have written the other off as an incorrigible pain in the ass.
"Palmer always keeps his word," beamed Weaver, putting the right hander back in the rotation.
I am a weaver, sir: for my rent they seized my two looms; then I had nothing to do.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
A Goliath o' Gath, wha hath a stroke like untae a weaver's beam.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
This was Weaver speaking, a small, wiry man with a drooping moustache.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
It may be sold by the spinner to the weaver or it may be woven in the mill in which it is spun.The Fabric of Civilization
There must be first a husbandman, secondly a builder, thirdly a weaver, to which may be added a cobbler.The Republic
- a person who weaves, esp as a means of livelihood
- short for weaverbird
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Word Origin and History for weaver
mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from weave (v.).
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