Who says nothing rhymes with ‘silver’?

Try this from the Oxford English Dictionary

Amplify’d from oed.com
chilver, n.

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Pronunciation:  /ˈtʃɪlvə(r)/

Etymology:  Old English cilfer-, cilfor-lǫmb ewelamb, corresponding to Old High German chilburra

  A ewe-lamb: commonly   chilver-lamb n. Also chilver-hog. (Found in Old English, and still common in southern dialects, though not evidenced in the intervening period.)

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