Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as rowdydow.

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Examples

  • As this was beyond the capacity of the drubber of sheepskin, he was fain to have recourse to the inoffensive row-de-dow as a harmless substitute for the sacred music which his instrument or skill were unable to achieve.

    Waverley

  • These fussy old footlers whose 'air stands on hend at a row-de-dow joke,

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, August 15, 1891

  • Jow went the town bell, and row-de-dow gaed the drums, and all in a minute was confusion and uproar in ilka street.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction

  • As this was beyond the capacity of the drubber of sheepskin, he was fain to have recourse to the inoffensive row-de-dow, as a harmless substitute for the sacred music which his instrument or skill were unable to achieve.

    The Waverley

  • I had just papped in -- it might be about nine o'clock -- after being gey hard drilled, and sore between the shoulders, with keeping my head back and playing the dumb-bells; when, lo and behold! instead of getting my needful rest in my own bed, with my wife and wean, jow went the bell, and row-de-dow gaed the drums, and all in a minute was confusion and uproar.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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