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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stow.


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  • After long cogitations, I resolved to steal up to the house, if possible, unperceived; have my horse turned over to the groom, and my portmanteau stowed out of sight, and then to walk boldly up to the door, with a visiting-card in one hand, and my credentials in the other, to be delivered to the servant for the lady to whom the letter was addressed.

    The Lieutenant and Commander Hall, Basil, 1788-1844 1862

  • “Do you really think I have gold coins stowed back here?” he asked, facing Morris again.

    A Furnace Afloat JOE JACKSON 2003

  • There are two small rooms, one a shop in which kindling wood is stowed, which is gathered up by the children, split and tied in bundles.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 19, June, 1891 Various 1888

  • We had "stowed" the hay in the loft that morning for Uncle Roger, so we felt that we had earned the right to loll on our sweet-smelling couch.

    The Story Girl 1908

  • Little William was, perhaps, dreaming of his English, and Lilly Lalee of her African, home; while the sailor, in all probability, was fancying himself safely "stowed" in the forecastle of a British frigate, with all sail rightly set, and a couple of hundred jolly Jacks like himself stretched out in their "bunks" or swinging in their hammocks around him.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea Mayne Reid 1850

  • When "stowed" thus they would be easier managed upon the passage -- such was the experience of the slave-traders.

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid 1850

  • "stowed" the hay in the loft that morning for Uncle

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud 1911

  • Availble in folding or fixed-blade models, Benchmade's new Water Knives beg to be stowed in your boat in tackle box.

    Best New Fishing Knives and Tools from SHOT Show 2010 2010

  • The real culprit, according to "The Statues That Walked," was the Polynesian rat Rattus exulans , which stowed away on the boats of the first Polynesian settlers.

    Don't Blame the Natives Charles C. Mann 2011

  • We were all stowed down a small hold and before long, as we were not allowed out of the hold, the stench was awful.

    Thomas Hawksworth 2010


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