[ spahr-ver ]
/ ˈspɑr vər /
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a tentlike bed curtain or canopy.
a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling.
a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of sparver
1400–50; late Middle English sperver<Middle French esprevier sparrow hawk, canopy bed <Germanic
Words nearby sparver
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Example sentences from the Web for sparver
Item a bedde with a sparver and counterpoint of cloth of golde, the curteyns of double sarcenet.Mary Tudor, Queen of France|Mary Croom Brown
And so then every of them sticke up the aungel about the bedde, and to lette down the corteyns of the sayd bedde, or sparver.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King