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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hover  \Hov"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hovered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hovering}.]  [OE.  hoveren,  and  hoven,  prob.  orig.,  to  abide, 
  linger,  and  fr  AS  hof  house;  cf  OFries  hovia  to  receive 
  into  one's  house.  See  {Hovel}.] 
  1.  To  hang  fluttering  in  the  air,  or  on  the  wing;  to  remain 
  in  flight  or  floating  about  or  over  a  place  or  object;  to 
  be  suspended  in  the  air  above  something 
 
  Great  flights  of  birds  are  hovering  about  the 
  bridge,  and  settling  on  it  --Addison. 
 
  A  hovering  mist  came  swimming  o'er  his  sight. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  hang  about  to  move  to  and  fro  near  a  place 
  threateningly,  watchfully,  or  irresolutely. 
 
  Agricola  having  sent  his  navy  to  hover  on  the  coast. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Hovering  o'er  the  paper  with  her  quill.  --Shak. 




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