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Thus all concentrates: let us not rove; let us sit at home with the cause.

As I was about to speak, however, he said suddenly: "Let's rove, man."

They do not by any means destroy the land over which they rove.

But he didn't leave it until he had rove the new rope, and he got back all right.

Never once did he allow his eyes to rove over to the table opposite.

Ropes were rove through the main, fore, and mizzen-yard-arms.

He will rove unless you tie him to a post, and he will whistle then.

At the mouth are two beckets or iron rings, through which the strop is rove.

You seem to care for so little, and yet you rove about a distinct race.

A thousand pieces of running-gear were to be rove and manned.

WORD ORIGIN

"to wander with no fixed destination," 1530s (earliest sense was "to shoot arrows at a mark selected at pleasure or at random," late 15c.); possibly a Midlands dialectal variant of northern English and Scottish rave "to wander, stray," from Middle English raven, probably from Old Norse rafa "to wander, rove" (cf. rave (v.)). Influenced by rover, if not a back-formation from it. Related: Roved; roving.

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