hove, n, v. and adj.
Wednesday 26 May 1999
Also suitably obsolete are the senses moderation and dregs, but fitting is the one of lingering; as are boats at anchor and birds hovering; and also, confusingly, soaring, for it is, in Johnson's phrase, "the preterite of heave". As for Fatboy Slim, he could revive the medieval expression - in Chaucer - for a fashionable dance: the hove-dance.
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