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shover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shover someone who pushes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shover One who or that which shoves. Specifically
    • n shover A pole with which the mouth of the tunnel of a flshpound is opened and closed.
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Usage

In literature:

He was young Stumpton's automobile skipper-shover, or shofer, or somethin' they called him.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Only got your number from that red-headed plate-shover half an hour ago.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
But if I was pickin' a shover I'd pass Louie by.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
SHOVER, WILLIAM H., 339, 342, 344.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Flaw rip up; nen go getta shover an' dig long ho' in earf, unnerneaf dissa bed.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
Dr. Knott's a regular champion shover.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Counterfeit money, in slang, is called "queer," and those who pass it on the public are called "shovers.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
That fool shover watched me, seemin'ly interested.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
You're a bull-shover and your mine was salted!
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
Our colonel's shover fell sick, so I took on the car for a week.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
Even without a brake it was "a lot better," he said, "than having to think about the shover-chap.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins
To use a figure o' speech, I be a born shover, clever, as you be, wi' my brain and my fingers.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
I happened to hear the order he gave the shover, and I had my cayuse hitched over at Bob Sharkey's joint.
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
The room took more findin'; but there's an old pal o' mine a shover in the mews.
"The Crime Doctor" by Ernest William Hornung
Neddy the Shover and gentlemanly Mike tiptoed off to the window, on the right-hand side of the door as one approached the house from the road.
"Beaumaroy Home from the Wars" by Anthony Hope
I tell you, I don't do shover's work for the C. & O. for nothin'.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
Maybe you is huntin' a shover.
"The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbors" by Nell Speed
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In poetry:

And full of delight is the township
With its red-roofed houses gay,
Though Baby would love to linger
At the toy-shover over the way.
"The First School Day" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

Shover hoping Congress passes the farm bill.
Neshaminy's Nicole Nisivoccia clears the ball out of the zone as Cumberland Valley's Lily Shover applies pressure in the first half of their girls soccer AAA state semi-final game at Hamburg Area High School in Hamburg Tuesday.
She was born Aug 20, 1938, the daughter of Urban and Emma (King) Shover.
Dan Cummings, Chelsea Johnson, Jesse Palmer, Harry Shover, John Borst, Jonathan Peck - all staff from the Kimtek Corp. With part of an I-beam from the World Trade Center.
Shover bilked clients of nearly $6,000, according to the Augusta County prosecutor's office.
Arrested in May, Shover took money from clients for policies but did not purchase the insurance policies.
The state has since terminated Shover's insurance license.
Shover, 41, of Staunton pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of embezzlement on July 23.
Shover was taking money from clients, but instead of putting the payments toward insurance policies he pocketed the cash, according to the Augusta County prosecutor's office.
Shover's office was in Stuarts Draft.
NEW CASTLE — Danielle Shover and Patrick McKinley Johnson were married at 4 pm Aug 18, 2012, at First Christian Church, Washington, Pa. William McCoy officiated.
Parents of the bride are Randy and Dorice Shover of New Wilmington.
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