sleev

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Noun[edit]

sleev (plural sleevs)

  1. (nonstandard) simplified spelling of sleeve
    • 1991, US Army, Aviation Unit and Intermediate Maintenance[1], edition Digitized, US Army, published 2009, page BULK-9:
      INSULATION SLEEV ELECTRICAL-PLASTIC, FLEXIBLE, …
    • 2007, KL Narayana, Machine Drawing[2], New Age International, ISBN 9788122419177, page xiii:
      Cotter Joint with Sleev

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary Supplement, Vol. XII, Page 1228, sleev, sleevd

Verb[edit]

sleev (third-person singular simple present sleevs, present participle sleeving, simple past and past participle sleevd)

  1. (nonstandard) simplified spelling of sleeve
    • 1789, John Bell, “Stanza of Spenser”, in Bell's Classical Arrangment of Fugitive Poetry[3], edition Digitized, Univ of Michigan, published 2006, page 105:
      His sweeping scythe the white-sleevd mower plies, …
    • 1793, Robert Southey, “Letter 40”, in Lynda Pratt editor, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey[4], edition HTML, Univ of Maryland, published 2009:
      By thy full sleevd black gown — by thy still blacker heart. / Where Genius nor Virtue possess one small part
    • circa 1820, John Clare, “Poems of the Helpston Period”, in Eric Robinson, David Powell editor, Major Works[5], Oxford Univ Press, ISBN 9780192805638, published 2004, page 69:
      And short sleevd gown that half to guess reveals …
    • 1897, Thomas Hoccleve, Sir Israel Gollancz, Early English Text Society: Issue 72[6], edition Digitized, Univ of California, published 2007, page xii:
      … responsibility of long-sleevd retainers defending their lord when he's attackt in the street,...

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary Supplement, Vol. XII, Page 1228, sleev, sleevd