- idle talk; gossip.
Origin of claver
First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for claver
Such a claver as there was, to be sure, when Tom and the Harrisons met!Viking Boys
Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
Is that to be Claver'se's post in the attack upon the pasty?
His work was revolting, but Claver loved it, and as soon as a vessel arrived he was on hand with his interpreters.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
Truly ay, sir; and he saw Claver'se himsell, that they ca' Dundee now.
His course took him so near the minister that he could hear some of his words: ‘What news, minister, of Claver’se?Lay Morals
Robert Louis Stevenson
- to talk idly; gossip
- (often plural) idle talk; gossip
C13: of uncertain origin
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