Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dull; melancholy; in bad health; in bad tune.
“It is a gruesome and dowie den, but well worth a visit.”
“Tebeeb washka't dowie elmoot_, i.e. "O, doctor, canst thou cure death?”
“Ah, weel may young Jamie gang dowie and cheerless,”
“Mirren McKinnon, that was once Mirren Stuart, was dowie that day, and her eyes red with greeting, for her son had gone to the sea, as his father had long ago.”
“The people were sleeping; the salt air of Loch Finne went sighing through the place in a way that made me dowie for old days.”
“The first days were dowie, while time slipt awa ';”
“And then if yere dowie, I will sit wi you a gliff in the evening mysell, man, and help ye out wi your bottle; I have drank mony a glass wi Glossin, man, that did you up, though hes a justice now.”
“I cried all the way home; and then sat down so/dowie/by the fire, indisposed to speak to any son or daughter of Adam.”
“I wish you wouldn't look so thin and dowie-like, as we say up at home -- you've no cause to fret, I'm sure.”
“Yarrow, and the deep black pools, now called the "dowie dens," and so,”
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