He seemed at first much pleased of the situation, but after examining the captives closely he called a palaver.
With North Korea, the palaver is mostly about hoping and waiting.
Therefore the house was cleared of all except the two Queens, who may never sequester themselves, and Mr. Hamor began his palaver.
With this arrangement all agreed; for surely here was a palaver not to be feared.
On these occasions they were received in the "palaver house," by the chiefs arranged in true African style, regardless of taste.
So we come out to palaver, an' then they won't let us go back in the ship.
Poor Lisetta was very much frightened, but told her story to this angry stranger with true Southern palaver.
palaver, also a travellers' word from the African coast, is Port.
The British Association, or some such body, had descended upon Plymouth for a palaver.
They ain't in no mood to listen to any palaver on the subject.
1733 (implied in palavering), "talk, conference, discussion," sailors' slang, from Portuguese palavra "word, speech, talk," traders' term for "negotiating with the natives" in West Africa, metathesis of Late Latin parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see parable). Meaning "idle talk" first recorded 1748. The verb is 1733, from the noun. Related: Palavering.