syver

syver

(ˈsaɪvər) or

siver

n
1. (Civil Engineering) a street drain or the grating over it
2. (Civil Engineering) a street gutter
[C17: of uncertain origin]
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In 1914, Syver Loe of Minneapolis (and the Loe Multiplex Voting Machine Company) received a patent for his "Office-Vote-Restricting Mechanism for Voting Machines." He claimed that his invention provided a "simple and efficient mechanism for use in connection with a complete voting machine, whereby mechanism ordinarily adapted for use by the regular voters, to wit: men, may be adapted for use ...
Ann Coll and Edel Syver await their turn to meet their musical hero.
4, 1907, in Hillsboro, N.D., to Syver and Anna Lonberg.
At 0430, seven people went ashore: expedition leader Gunnar Horn, ship's captain Peder Eliassen, botanist Olaf Hanssen, zoologist Adolf Sorensen, Bjarne Ekornaasvaag, and the two trappers Lars Tusvik and Syver Alvestad.