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Haver-cake is a now more or less obsolete northern English term for ‘oatcake’. Haver is an ancient Germanic word for ‘oats’, current in English from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, which now survives only in haversack (etymologically a ‘sack for oats’).

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