Definition of Clawer

1. one that claws [n -S] - See also: claws



Lexicographical Neighbors of Clawer

clavus hystericus
clavy
claw back
claw hammer
claw hammers
claw hatchet
claw off
claw ring
clawback
clawbacks
clawed
clawed frog
clawed frogs
clawedness
clawer (current term)
clawers
clawfeet
clawfoot
clawfooted
clawhammer
clawhammers
clawhand
clawing
clawingly
clawless
clawlike
claws
claxon
claxons

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. ..."

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