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A neverthriving performing in San Francisco.


never +‎ thriving. Included in a list of collective nouns in the Book of Saint Albans, published in 1486.


neverthriving (plural neverthrivings)

  1. (very rare, often humorous) A group of jugglers.
    • 1994 April 1, labegael, “Re: What's average?”, in rec.juggling, Usenet[1]:
      where did i go wrong? *sob, sob* i merely wanted to point out that not all neverthrivings consist of solely men, that there are some average juggling women.......who don't have testicles.
    • 2005 April 4, Scott Seltzer, “Re: - Voting results and next theme”, in rec.juggling, Usenet[2]:
      For those who don't know, there was a juggling party (not quite a convention, but an informal neverthriving) in Bermuda over the weekend.
    • 2012, Jeff Strickler, "Juggling is bouncing back", Star Tribune, 30 October 2012:
      Minnesota Neverthriving (15th-century jargon for a company of jugglers) meets in south Minneapolis.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:neverthriving.