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stover

[stoh-ver] /ˈstoʊ vər/
noun
1.
coarse roughage used as feed for livestock.
2.
stalks and leaves, not including grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
3.
British Dialect. fodder minus the grain portion of the plant.
Origin of stover
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; aphetic variant of estover; see estovers
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  • "Sometimes," said stover, with an inconsequential wave of his hand.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • Brown found the little stover man waiting for him in the kitchen.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Don't stop on my account," said stover, very much embarrassed.

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • Mrs. stover removed the cork and took an investigating sniff.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Held my head above water, breeches buoy and all that sort of thing," said stover, remembering something in Dickens.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • If it hadn't been for Mr. stover, I don't know what we would have done.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • As stover reached the head of the stairs a door was thrown open and Butsey White appeared in undress uniform.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • "Not without a fight, stover," was Mr. Radbury's firm answer.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "I may do something of the sort with you next summer," said stover quietly.

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • "I reckon this is the critter ye nursed at the ranch," remarked stover.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for stover

stover

/ˈstəʊvə/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) fodder
2.
(US) cornstalks used as fodder
Word Origin
C14: shortened from estovers
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