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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hov·er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hovered p. pr. & vb. n. Hovering.]
 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.