American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cleaving tool having a heavy blade set at right angles to the handle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See frow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow.
- n. United States An iron cleaver or splitting tool; a frow.
- Earlier frower, possibly from froward, turned away (of the handle). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We had cedar shafts with clunky, glue on, dull as a froe broadheads!”
“Yu froe him a stik an sai “Fetch” an he luks at yu zif to sai “Yu fru it, yu fetch it!””
“Mai kidz wil jus froe owt ebreefing wen dey hab tu clene up heer wen ai goze tu mete sum fur frenz at ranebo brij.”
“Wee getz it awl teh thyme wehn wee froe teh frizzbeez oar teh bawlz.”
“I dunno — ifn I shoad mai DL pitcher, dey mite froe up nawt-sekkund wifowt laffin…”
“March 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm wee eetz and drinkz awl dis stufz we be up awl nite froe upping.”
“Bush administration was claming that its Iraq adventure was directly responsible froe the advancement of democracy in”
“Finding this state of things inconvenient, he had proceeded to try to remove the remaining half-digit himself with a froe.”
“Say what you will regarding general utility; a froe is not a precision instrument.”
“Again, it is imperfect when the chilliness, flatness, the essential oils, the taste of earth and of cask, and above all, an excess of froe spirit, are manifestly noticed at the base of that organ.”
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A very wide category. There are possibly tens of thousands tool words in each of the world's languages.
I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
Durable items invented by Hom. Sap.
Old fashioned wood working tools and parts
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