scow

Definitions

  • American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station
    American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scow a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
    • n scow any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scow skou (Naut) A large flat-bottomed boat, having broad, square ends.
    • v. t Scow To transport in a scow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scow A kind of large flat-bottomed boat used chiefly as a lighter; a pram.
    • n scow A small boat made of willows, etc., and covered with skins; a ferry-boat.
    • scow To transport in a scow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scow skow a flat-bottomed boat: a ferry-boat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. schouw,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. schouw.

Usage

In literature:

Their wedding-journey was in a scow, across to the bridegroom's ship, riding at anchor, her cordage creaking in the rising breeze.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Most scows have only numbers on them, and each post gets certain scows with certain numbers.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
The immense ship's cargo must be unloaded into small boats or hastily built scows to be towed ashore over the shallow waters.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
He says the girl went aboard the scow and that the scow started down-river.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
She was glad when she saw a fishing scow anchored in the current ahead of her.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Two scows only were engaged in crossing the wagons and teams.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Havana has no wharves, properly speaking; vessels are loaded and discharged by means of lighters or scows.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
In fact, I have a remembrance of crossing a large river in a scow pushed forward with awful long poles.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
I've got a notion that the Pages aren't sending out any six-mile-an-hour scow to do their quick work.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
The barges and scows not wanted by the conquerors were scuttled and sunk, or fired and burned to the water.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
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In poetry:

While the weather waxed hot they hove and they sot,
Like the scow in the famous old story,
And what made the fight an enjoyable sight
Was the fact that they fought con amore.
"The Blue And Gray" by Eugene Field

In news:

The Seeker of Vineyard Haven - a scow schooner by Ted Box.
City officials and members of the Finance Committee have had concerns that the properties in Scow Bay, including the Reid property, have been assessed too low.
Packet Boat "good News" And Repair Scow.
The Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club is hosting an E-Scow National Regatta which began Friday and runs through Sunday.
The little schooners - the Alma is 59 feet long - were called "hay scows" by deepwater sailors.
George Salwey of rural Cochrane, chairman of the county's 3-member board of adjustment, was named in a complaint filed by Robert Scow of Alma.
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In science:

As in the work of Scow , this paper characterizes dependence in terms of generalized indiscernible sequences.
Definability of types over finite partial order indiscernibles
Scow, Characterization of NIP theories by ordered graphindiscernibles, preprint (June 2011).
Definability of types over finite partial order indiscernibles
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