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A.Word.A.Day--haver

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haver (HAY-vuhr) verb intr.

To vacillate.

[Of uncertain origin.]

In Scotland and Northern England, it means to talk nonsense.

"British lag behind again in race to fill IMF vacuum. While we haver, the French are backing an Italian." William Keegan, Observer (London), Mar 5, 2000.

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Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty. -Jefferson Davis, confederate president (1808-1889)

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