whoave

 to cover or whelm over. Chesh. We will not kill, but whoave. Prov. Spoken of a pig or fowl that they have overwhelmed with some vessel in readiness to kill. Ab A. S. HWOLF, HWALF, a covering, or canopy ; verb. HWALFIAN, camerare, fornicare. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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