from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. one-way


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  • No doubt, but the commenters’ response to the Overton Window point has merit, too: the OW is supposed to be something we can see, even in theory measure.

    L.V.D. « Gerry Canavan

  • In 2505, everyone's a blathering headbanging moron, entranced by explosions and slapstick comedy the #1 TV show is called OW!

    The I's Have It: IDIOCRACY and INFAMOUS

  • Mark had to learn to stop worrying over every "OW" and "dammit" as I continually ran into rose thorns.

    2000-02-21 13:19:49

  • After struggling with this for a while and stepping on the plugs (OW), finally got that set up, and still, it was only marginal help.

    July 27th, 2009

  • OW the majority of editors are excellent men, courteous and sympathetic to a degree hardly to be expected under the circumstances.


  • OW! oww . . . ow . . . o.k., that's — WORSE!

    Portland Vagabonder [Card #8: Strength] [WORK-IN-PROGRESS]

  • [OW] To try to understand that all feasible forms of organization are flawed, and that we need to understand the trade-offs that are going on, the factors that are responsible for using one form of governance rather than another, the strengths and weaknesses that are associated with each of them, and to fashion public policy, as they say, with respect to antitrust.

    Oliver E. Williamson - Interview

  • [OW] Well, you know, you're sort of aware that you're on these lists but it was a very pleasant surprise and I'm deeply grateful.

    Oliver E. Williamson - Interview

  • Although in fairness it has actually become quite hard NOT to get OW since she launched her own network and promotional frenzy thereof this month.

    This week: Peter and Hazelmary Bull, Brian Cowen, Piers Morgan

  • + [Endub Puzzlefound] + [. ep] + 'q: What does a' routed variability '' OW 'acronimate [?] a:'

    Archive 2009-12-01


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