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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SHA'VER, noun

1. One that shaves or whose occupation is to shave.

2. One that is close in bargains or a sharp dealer.

This Lewis is a cunning shaver. Swift.

3. One that fleeces; a pillager; a punderer.

By these shavers the Turks werestripped of all they had. Knolles.

SHA'VER, noun A boy or young man. This word is still in common use in New England. It must be numbered among our original words.