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    Friday, April 23, 2010


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    Raising and flying doves?

    Smuggling, as in smuggling into the Cliffs of Dover?


    Dover, from the Shorter English Oxford Dictionary as verb -doze or be unconscious or to wander aimlessly or confusedly;walk unsteadily, as a noun it is a light or fitful sleep;a doze (like this comment)I have spent weeks confusedly...hmmm


    My undercaffeinated brain pronounced it as rhyming with hovering - so I pictured it as hovering with occasional swoopy dives.
    Need more coffee...


    I found a link as well that said the word was part of the Yorkshire dialect. Personally, I like your definitions much better!!


    I'm rather fond of #5 and I love the stool softener picture. You wouldn't think there would be whimsy on my blog today.


    I found a link that said it was from antique Dover eggbeaters -- and I quote -- "Dover egg beaters were so popular that at one point the generic term 'dovering eggs' was used to describe the egg beating process in recipes."


    Now really, HOW am I supposed to get any work done this morning?
    Dovering= a group of doves caught in an air vortex formed over rotaries (round abouts) during rush hour.
    = the mournful cooing sound made by doves (equavalent to muttering in humans)
    = the subjunctive of dithering
    or ...


    LOL!!! Thank you for showing the card Margene sent. heee.


    While I prefer definition #5, Googling dovering gets you lots of pictures of rings with doves on them.


    Further google searches led to this link:

    Apparently there's type of egg beater called a Dover. It was so popular that using it was called dovering eggs in recipes.

    Thank you for making me look!


    #5 took me a minute to parse but, woo hoo, that was funny!


    Wandering Dover aimlessly, but that's just my personal experience speaking. ;^)


    I would think it a normal word. All doves get rings, stating their birthyear and owners. The rings are attached permanently to their legs.
    Is it maybe that I don't speak english as my first language?


    My first thought was that it might be a form of the verb dover, and, despite my failure to find it on, it appears that I was right. The OED in short or long form is a wonderful resource.


    I found "dove" listed as the past tense of "dire." Perhaps, "He had a dovering fall a few years back and hasn't been right in the head since." Great word, though.

    elizabeth a airhart

    goodness but this is bright

    group of people on this blog

    do svidaniya


    I don't know about "dovering", but I thinks that male stripper is "hovering"...I just don't think human ankles bend at the angle they would need to for his feet to be touching the ground. LOL!!! Love the Beryl Cook artwork - they all look like people from Cleveland...I know I saw my mother-in-law in a few of those paintings...


    Sorry I can't tell you what 'dovering' means. I can tell you that a family funeral last summer involved rehashing the discussion from 1977 as to whether or not the word 'dovebarf' should be accepted in Scrabble. Ah, life's puzzles to ponder, eh?

    Seanna Lea

    Electronic word games are so forgiving. I love the I'm not 100% sure this is a word, but let's see if it will be accepted.

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