Frow

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frow A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block; a frower.
    • Frow A dirty woman; a slattern.
    • Frow A woman; especially, a Dutch or German woman.
    • a Frow Brittle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frow A woman; a wife, especially a Dutch or German one.
    • n frow [Cf. frowzy, 1.] A slovenly woman; a wench; a lusty woman.
    • frow Brittle; tender; crisp.
    • n frow Among London bakers, potato-flour used to assist fermentation in dough and improve the appearance of bread.
    • n frow A cleaving-tool having a wedge-shaped blade, with a handle set at right angles to the length of the blade, used in splitting staves for casks and the like. It is driven by a mallet. Also froe and frower.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frow frow a Dutchwoman.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. vrouw,; akin to G. frau, woman, wife, goth, fráuja, master, lord, AS. freá,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. vrouw.

Usage

In literature:

I done frowed dust in his eyes.
"Tom Swift and his Aerial Warship" by Victor Appleton
Gran'mama frowed 'em all down in the mud.
"Her Prairie Knight" by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
I don't want to be frowed to the trockindiles.
"Jack and Jill" by Louisa May Alcott
Nobody goin' play cyahds ner frow dice wid a gun, is dey?
"The Two Vanrevels" by Booth Tarkington
Or maybe we kin git de monkeys to frow em down, same as dey will de cocoanuts.
"Tom Swift in Captivity" by Victor Appleton
I spect he frowed the cat out the window; he hasn't nuffin on but dirty cloe's.
"Little Folks Astray" by Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)
She in her pasage too and frow had won by her sweet manners (many likings) ere she exhibited her skill.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)" by Various
Dere was a toy store on fire, an' dey frowed a lot ob toys out in de street.
"The Story of a China Cat" by Laura Lee Hope
Dis little party here hab only gone to frow white man off de trail.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
Done got frowed out ob de cart, an' all busted t' pieces mebby.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Frow um into de ribber.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
He certainly had a great antipathy to the captain's frow and the lady passengers.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
The young frow with you is, I suppose, your companion that my wife mentioned.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
No, sir, frowed it away!
"Oh! Susannah! A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts" by Mark Ambient
Frow it in me face, an' 'ave no pity!
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Why, bless you, forty of 'em wouldn't dare to frow a stone at me.
"The Ranger" by Edward S. Ellis
True for Uncle Zack that gentry from the old country warn't never born to be handlin' axes an' frows.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
He didn't know nuffin when they frowed him out heah like a pig.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
The boards were split four feet long, with a large frow, and as wide as the timber would allow.
"The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852" by Ben Casseday
I twied to frow her in ve fire.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
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In news:

Jesse Jarnow writes for the Village Voice, Indy Week, and elsewhere, and hosts the Frow Show on WFMU.
Features Carol Cole-Frowe David Hall 12 pm Saturday Full Circle Bookstore 1900 Northwest Expressway fullcirclebooks.com 842-2900.
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In science:

In this section, we give an explicit formulation of the setting frow which this work starts.
From Conformal Haag-Kastler Nets to Wightman Functions
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