from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An obsolete variant of
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- interjection Alternative form of
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The trapper shouted and waved his cap; whereupon, to his amazement, the bear uttered a loud "wough" and charged straight down on him -- only to fall a victim to misplaced boldness.
The old dog reached it, and stood straining upon the spring, when Lincoln fired, and the hound, with a short "wough", dropped in upon his head, and was carried off like a flash.
Anyway it's wough going but I know it'll be worth it in the end.
As it scrambled swiftly over the edge it caught sight of the elephant and with a deep "wough!" charged straight at it.
` It says "Bough-wough!" cried a Daisy: ` that's why its branches are called boughs! '
"I call that vewy wough," said Braintree, looking and feeling a little uncomfortable.
"Hope it's not wough outside," said Braintree, as the boat, now nearly out of the creek, began to dance a little at the prospect of meeting the open sea.
And that was seene verament, for he wrought them both wo and wough.
He had a great objection to the letter _r_, which he considered "wough and wasping."
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook
I exclaimed, in a rage, — as if it were the most natural thing in the world for me to be in one; and as I spoke, I raised my piece; when “Bow — wow — wough!” went my old dog Bull, who had not bitten
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Source: Concise Canine Dictionary (intermediate level).
November 5, 2008