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slaver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slaver let saliva drivel from the mouth "The baby drooled"
    • n slaver someone who holds slaves
    • n slaver a person engaged in slave trade
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slaver A person engaged in the purchase and sale of slaves; a slave merchant, or slave trader. "The slaver's hand was on the latch,
      He seemed in haste to go."
    • Slaver A vessel engaged in the slave trade; a slave ship.
    • n Slaver Saliva driveling from the mouth. "Of all mad creatures, if the learned are right,
      It is the slaver kills, and not the bite."
    • Slaver To be besmeared with saliva.
    • v. t Slaver To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.
    • Slaver To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slaver To suffer the saliva to dribble from the mouth; drivel; slabber.
    • slaver To besmear or defile with slaver or saliva; beslabber.
    • n slaver Saliva driveling from the mouth; drivel.
    • n slaver A ship or vessel engaged in the slave-trade.
    • n slaver A person engaged in the slave-trade; a slave-hunter; a slave-dealer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Slaver a ship employed in the slave-trade
    • n Slaver slav′ėr spittle or saliva running from the mouth
    • v.i Slaver to let the saliva run out of the mouth
    • v.t Slaver to smear with saliva
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. slafra,. See Slabber

Usage

In literature:

Lookouts were constantly aloft on the watch for slavers.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
The gap narrowed, and Breed could see his slavering jaws, the froth drooling stringily back across his shoulders.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
Slavers' stronghold explains desolated country.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
I kin see the slaver fallin' from his mouth.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Like slavering dogs they were.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
The crew of the slaver were numerous, and as bloodthirsty a set of looking fellows as ever I fell in with.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
He got up, and started to run, desperately, sobbing, his lips slavering from terror.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Frequently carried by slavers and smugglers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
WHITE SLAVERS IN INDIA.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
Kiss a sklate stane, and that winna slaver you.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
With a quick stride he shortened the distance between them and struck Ouglat a hard blow squarely on his slavering mouth.
"Hellhounds of the Cosmos" by Clifford Donald Simak
He was an old gold-prospector, who had thrown in his lot with the expedition against the slavers.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
It were nothing to my father to crawl on his belly and humble himself and slaver.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
He slavers, spits profusely; he makes his product effervescence and lays it on the edge of the breach.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
He felt like a fox who had thrown a pack of slavering hounds off the scent.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Never saw no more of her till she walked in here with the old white slaver what's payin' for the outfit.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
He had seen Grit's slavering jaws as they rose in the leap, the crimson glare in his eyes.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The beast has slavered over much that will be sold for human food afterwards.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
A flat serpent head with wide slavering mouth and beady eyes swayed there directly behind her.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
The infamous slavers of the South would even be honored if named Barbary States of North America.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
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In poetry:

I see him in the darker days
When blood like crimson rivers ran,
And Southern slavers left their homes
In answer to stern war's demands.
"Honour's Appeal To Justice" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
He likes for a fault to be bullied and stormed,
Or imprisoned for several days,
And hates, for a duty correctly performed,
To be slavered with sickening praise.
"The Two Majors" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Is Europe then to be their sprawling-place?
Their mad-house, till it turns the wide world's bane?
Their place of maudlin, slavering conference
Till every far-off farmstead goes insane?
"Who Knows?" by Vachel Lindsay
Still others fought in the road's filth over Jezebel,
Slavered on hearths of horned and pelted barons.
His forebears lacked, to say the least, forebearance.
Can nature change in him?Nothing's impossible.
"The Victor Dog" by James Merrill
Still shame your gallant ancestry, the cavaliers of old,
By watching round the shambles where human flesh is sold;
Gloat o'er the new-born child, and count his market value, when
The maddened mother's cry of woe shall pierce the slaver's den!
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And not for nothing these gifts are shown
By such as delight our dead.
They must twitch and stiffen and slaver and groan
Ere the eyes are set in the head,
And the voice from the belly begins. Therefore,
We pay them a wage where they ply at En-dor.
"En-dor" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

"Crash" savors -- or slavers over -- the emotional connection between car accidents and sexual arousal.
While progressives slaver over President-elect Obama, methinks I'm seeing signs from the administration- and first lady-elect that speak volumes about their attitudes toward women's advancement.
Invoking it conjures up vague images of a spice island paradise, full of sultans and slavers, pirates and adventurers, and whatever else your imagination can fill in.
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