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  • n. Attractive physical attributes or features; good bodily proportions; muscles; vigour.
  • n. Plural form of thew.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of thew.


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  • Twisted thews of pard or panther, knot them round their hearts of flame,

    The Voyage of Magellan

  • There were no swelling muscles, no abundant thews and wide-spreading shoulders.


  • The insides of his brain throbbed like the awesome banging of a Khitain gong and his mighty thews ached with stiffness.

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  • Flexing his thews, Conan raised his own long, gore-covered daggers and moved to close with his enemy.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • "Thank you barbarian, now one more step and we'll be on solid footing again," the girl giggled and the sound shot fire through Conan's mighty thews.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • He didn't have the mass and thews of a man, and certainly not the courage.

    Falcon Street

  • Dor picked her up, set her in the tree at the end of the line, then hauled himself up with a convulsive heave of his thews.

    Falcon Street

  • His left arm, despite its mighty thews, was tiring.

    Falcon Street

  • … Their brawn and thews braved undauntedly almost unbelievable hardships to open up a new continent.

    The Last Empress

  • His wiry frame was somewhat lacking in the “mighty thews” department, and his crew had mentioned to him on at least three nonconsecutive occasions that the long, flowing red hair was less “pirate” and more “dilettante.”

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  • my, how thy thews shew in the snew

    ...but the shrews in your trews disagrews?

    November 17, 2011