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fliver (plural flivers)
- Alternative spelling of
1943, Ivar Lund, The end of Lucifer's tail, page 348:
- He had seated himself in the farmer's old fliver, [and] ridden for some miles.
- 2002, Hartwick New York -- Heart of Otsego County, page 244:
- A natural born mechanic and tinkerer, he kept many an old fliver on the road.
2002, William V. Reynolds, Call of the Pines, page 256:
- "Come on old fliver. Don't let us down now," he coaxed. But the faithful machine had gone as far as it could. The fuel mix had burned #until the last minute. Now the moisture in the tank was too much for the firing system.
2008, Isaac Hallenberg, Rustbelt Fables, page 106:
- But with my new job I was able to buy an old fliver down at Able Andy's car lot.
2008, Eds James Lee Hutchinson, Bombs Away: WWII Eighth Air Force Stories, page 270:
- [...] the twenty-one inch wheels handled the poor roads and the dependable old "fliver" had enough steel in it to build two of today's cars.