Definition of Clawer
1. one that claws [n -S] - See also: claws
Lexicographical Neighbors of Clawer
Literary usage of Clawer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"Clammer, clawer, c. to climb. Clammers, sw a yoke for the neck of a cow to prevent her leaping ... clawer, o. to climb; N. clover. ..."
2. A Glossary of Words and Phrases Pertaining to the Dialect of Cumberland by William Dickinson (1880)
"Clammer, clawer, c. to climb. Clammers, sw a yoke for tho neck of a cow to prevent her leaping hedges. ..."
3. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"Wb. Ol. clawer, vn To climb, as one does a hill ; or as a child does on to its father's or mother's knees. ..."
4. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1867)
"clawer, Pr. of clover. Du. klaver, three-leafed grass, clover, Fris, klaver. Claw ho'd, vt to seize or snatch. ..."
5. Reprinted Glossaries by Walter William Skeat (1873)
"... adj. clammy, as honey, &c., spoken of a clayey soil when vet. clawer, sb. clover. clawer, v. to clamber, as children. ..."
6. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"Clattering, a drubbing bestowed. Clave, pt. t. did cleave. clawer, a rabble or crowd. ' Clavi-ers of folks at one's tail,' many followers. ..."