from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A woman; a wife, especially a Dutch or German one.
- noun [Cf.
frowzy, 1.] A slovenly woman; a wench; a lusty woman.
- Brittle; tender; crisp.
- noun Among London bakers, potato-flour used to assist fermentation in dough and improve the appearance of bread.
- noun A cleaving-tool having a wedge-shaped blade, with a handle set at right angles to the length of the blade, used in splitting staves for casks and the like. It is driven by a mallet. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A woman; especially, a Dutch or German woman.
- noun Prov. Eng. A dirty woman; a slattern.
- noun A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block; a frower.
- adjective obsolete Brittle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective obsolete
- noun Alternative spelling of
- noun A
woman; a wife, especially a Dutch or German one.
- noun A slovenly woman; a
wench; a lusty woman.
- noun A big, fat woman; a slovenly, coarse, or untidy woman; a woman of low character.
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An iron tool called a frow, which is not unlike a butcher's cleaver, is then used to split the log into thin strips, one edge of which is four or five times thicker than the other.
On our plantation they were, for the most part, covered with a weather-boarding of clapboards, split along the grain with what was called a frow, and from short cuts of cypress logs, and not admitting of a very close fitting.
His face wore a smile instead of the usual scowl, he had no coat on, his sleeves were rolled up, and he carried a frow in one hand (a frow is a sharp instrument used for splitting out shingles), and a heavy mallet in the other.
Once the preserve of film stars, musicians and muses, the 'frow' - as it is fondly referred to in some circles - has become invaded by a bevy of top models.
'tall bout' e ice, but dus 'frow 'em in an' yet 'em det out e 'bes' way zay tan.
The reason Americans spend less of their pay on food than any country in the world is because the gov ` t keeps barely enough farmers in business to keep the frow of farm goods steady and cheap.
Ai frow her jeenglee ball, she runz, she catchez, den she jest flopsez ober and startz kleening her paws!
Adn dey luuk lyte enuff tu frow alla way kross teh ruum!
Can yu frow in a bag ob catnip adn a tin ob gushifuds as well?
This needs fixing too and, at least, the Tories are addressing that by, effectively getting rid of the useless FSA and restoring the powers to the BoE frow where they should have never been wrested in the first place.