Definition of Sleever

1. a Welsh measure of beer [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleever

sleeveen
sleeveens
sleeveface
sleevefaces
sleevefish
sleevehand
sleevehands
sleeveless
sleevelet
sleevelets
sleevelike
sleevemaker
sleevemakers
sleevemaking
sleevenotes
sleever (current term)
sleevers
sleeves
sleeves from one's vest
sleeving
sleevings
sleezier
sleeziest
sleezy
sleided
sleigh
sleigh bed
sleigh bell
sleighbell
sleighbells

Literary usage of Sleever

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cry of the Poor: Being the True and Faithful Account of a Three Months by Robert Harborough Sherard (1901)
"Here, again, the " sleever " was indicated in no merciful terms. Now the " sleever" is a local term for a certain measure of beer, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"Slive (pronounced sleeve ; gl. sleev), to split, &c. They stive the wood for the fires, &c. Sliver (pronounced sleever; gl. ..."

3. President Wilson's State Papers and Addresses by Woodrow Wilson (1918)
"They are afraid the youngsters may have something up their sleever. ... My friends, what I particularly want you to observe is this, that politics in this ..."

4. An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant by Marcus Eli Ravage (1917)
"It was my third year at the trade and I was now an expert sleever. I was employed at the very best line; I was turning out forty and often fifty dozen a day ..."

5. An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant by Marcus Eli Ravage (1917)
"I was to be a sleever; and sleeving, it appeared, was as much as any one man could desire, for it involved a whole chain of skilful and delicate operations. ..."

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