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Cleavers   Listen

Annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia.  Synonyms: catchweed, clivers, Galium aparine, goose grass, spring cleavers.

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"Cleavers" Quotes from Famous Books

... adjoining to yours? Or, supposing a beneficent jury (beneficent to him) finds this to be no legal nuisance, has he a right to play it ill? Or, because juries, when tipsy, will wink at anything, does the privilege extend to the jew's-harp? to the poker and tongs? to the marrowbones and cleavers? Or, without ranging through the whole of the Spectator's culinary music, will the bagpipes be found within benefit of jury law? War to the knife I say, before we'll submit to that. And if the law won't protect us against ...
— Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers • Thomas De Quincey

... the bark is sailing up the Thames, with bells ringing, bonfires blazing, and "bones and cleavers" clashing. So splendid a show suggests Lord Mayor's Day, but in fact it is only the crowd of Pope's friends come to welcome him on his successful achievement; and a long catalogue follows, in which each is indicated by some appropriate epithet. The list includes some doubtful ...
— Alexander Pope - English Men of Letters Series • Leslie Stephen

Words linked to "Cleavers" :   yellow cleavers, bedstraw

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