American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Chiefly Southern & Upper Southern U.S. Past tense and past participle of blow1.
- adj. Nonstandard Used in the phrase I'll be blowed to express amazement or confusion.
- v. dialect Simple past tense and past participle of blow.
“Supposin ', f' instance, thet at the resurrection he was to be shamed out of all countenance findin ''em here - with the brewer's name blowed in each one - an' all the white ribboned angels a-flyin 'round.”
“Why you are pretty well 'blowed'" I said, with a poor attempt to be funny, but immensely relieved.”
“Page 7 for two or three days without any further attention to the wound, and the result was the flies "blowed" the amputated limb, and when I reached Alexandria City, some days later, the nurse who dressed the wound found that I was being eat up by the vermin.”
“I got to get my breath to talk, after walkin 'up the hill for to rest Sanky Pansy a bit, for the cart was powerful full this mornin', an 'he did have a load, an' he's gettin 'old an' has to be eased off a bit like myself, an 'I felt kind of blowed an' puffy-like.”
“Indeed, the Artful, presuming upon their close attachment, more than once took occasion to reason gravely with his companion upon these improprieties: all of which remonstrances, Master Bates received in extremely good part; merely requesting his friend to be "blowed," or to insert his head in a sack, or replying with some other neatly-turned witticism of a similar kind, the happy application of which, excited considerable admiration in the mind of Mr. Chitling.”
“After interviewing witnesses and family members, Maine State Police Detective Jason Andrews wrote in his report that Littlefield told them he had "blowed" his wife's "brains out," after he "couldn't take it anymore.”
“Look, I'm sorry if I kind of blowed you off when you'd talk to me on the bus …" I started.”
“Visitors are requested to keep to -- Well, I'm "-- she hauled the pony off the common, whither he had betaken himself, on to the road again --" blowed, "she added, religiously completing her unfinished sentence.”
“- Look, I'm sorry if I kind of blowed you off when you'd talk to me on the bus … ”
“A rhyme originating from Staffordshire sums up the belief: "March borrowed of April,/ Three days, they say;/ One rained, the other snowed,/ And the other was the worst day that ever blowed".”
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