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  • I don't want my cows going azew at this time o 'year.'

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • These were the cows that milked hardest of all; for his journey-milkmen being more or less casually hired, he would not entrust this half-dozen to their treatment, lest, from indifference, they should not milk them fully; nor to the maids, lest they should fail in the same way for lack of finger-grip; with the result that in course of time the cows would 'go azew' -- that is, dry up.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • These were the cows that milked hardest of all; for his journey-milkmen being more or less casually hired, he would not entrust this half-dozen to their treatment, lest, from indifference, they should not milk them fully; nor to the maids, lest they should fail in the same way for lack of finger-grip; with the result that in course of time the cows would "go azew" -- that is, dry up.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • It’s not that I lack compassion, but I’m going azew yes, my son had to read Tess of the d’Urbervilles for a summer English assignment and we both learned this word hearing about the poor space shuttle workers who will soon be out of work.

    Space Diary: Do rocket scientists make good physics teachers?

  • I don't want my cows going azew at this time o 'year. "

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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  • It's when a cow doesn't produce milk for whatever reason.

    January 9, 2009

  • Lactate intolerance?

    December 31, 2008

  • cows i say! when they aren't milked properly.

    December 31, 2008

  • *passes a hanky*

    December 31, 2008

  • Not sure what it could mean, but it definitely belongs on reesetee's list of sneezy words.

    December 30, 2008

  • cows! it's about cows isn't it? or udders of cows perhaps?

    December 30, 2008

  • much azew about nothing? milk it for all its worth!

    December 24, 2008

  • WORDIE CHALLENGE: define this word!

    December 24, 2008