from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope or chain for towing a boat.
  • n. A cord; a string.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string.
  • intransitive v. To work hard; to strive; to fuse.
  • transitive v. To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.
  • transitive v. Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex.
  • transitive v. To tow along, as a vessel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To beat, mix, or pound; prepare by beating, etc.
  • To taw, as leather.
  • To work; prepare by working; be actively employed in or about.
  • To scourge; beat; drub.
  • To haul; pull; tow.
  • To lead on; work up.
  • To work; keep busy; bustle. Also too.
  • n. A tow-rope or -chain.


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