carve (v.) Old form(s): carue , carues
be a generous hostess; or: speak in a charmingly affected way
LLL V.ii.323[Berowne to Lords, of Boyet] 'A can carve too, and lisp
MW I.iii.41[Falstaff to Pistol, of Mistress Ford] She discourses, she carves, she gives the leer of invitation
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