from The Century Dictionary.

  • An archaic form of strew.
  • Loose; scattered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Same as strew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Obsolete form of strew.


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  • Captain Ross and his brother officer secured the swords of both men -- shutting the stable door, indeed, after the steed was stolen; in hot haste doctors were sent for; and 'mid the bustle and "strow" Eliott stumbled from the room and down the stair, "wanting his wig," as the landlady, whom he passed on the way, deponed.

    Stories of the Border Marches Jeanie Lang

  • As a strow will shaw she does the wind blague, recting to show the rudess of a robur curling and shewing the fansaties of a frizette.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • When you have stuffed your veal, strow some of the ingredients over it; when it is roasted make your sauce of what drops from the meat, put an anchovy in water, and when dissolved pour it into the dripping-pan with a large lump of butter and oysters: toss it up with flour to thicken it.

    English Housewifery 2004

  • Boil, blanch, and split your tongues, season them with a little pepper and salt, then dip them in egg, strow over them a few bread-crumbs, and broil them whilst they be brown; serve them up with a little gravy and butter.

    English Housewifery 2004

  • We have their crowns; their bodies strow the field.

    The First Part of Tamburlaine the Great 2004

  • To a pound of cherries take a pound of sugar finely sifted, with which strow the bottom of your pan, having stoned the cherries, lay

    English Housewifery 2004

  • Cut off the roots of two tongues, take three ounces of saltpetre, a little bay-salt and common salt, rub them very well, let them lie a week or ten days to make them red, but not salt, so boil them tender as they will blanch, strow over them a few bread crumbs, set them before the fire to brown on every side.

    English Housewifery 2004

  • Take middling cucumbers and cut them in slices, but not too thin, strow over them a little salt to bring out the water, put them into a stew-pan or sauce-pan, with a little gravy, some whole pepper, a lump of butter, and a spoonful or two of vinegar to your taste; let them boil all together; thicken them with flour, and serve them up with sippets.

    English Housewifery 2004

  • Though vast the heaps that strow the crimson plain,

    The Iliad of Homer 2003

  • She shook her head angrily and rollers fell from her head and rattled across the carpet, thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks in Vallombrosa.

    Death of a Dentist Beaton, M. C. 1997


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