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Slaver (noun)

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Sláver. n.s. [saliva, Latin. slæfa, Islandick.] Spittle running from the mouth; drivel.

Mathiolus hath a passage, that a toad communicates its venom not only by urine, but by the humidity and slaver of its mouth, which will not consist with truth. Brown.

Of all mad creatures, if the learn'd are right,
It is the slaver kills, and not the bite.
Pope.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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