trews

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trews tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Trews Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders. "He wore the trews , or close trowsers, made of tartan."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trews Trousers; specifically, the kind of trousers worn by the men of higher rank among the Scottish Highlanders. They are made of tartan cloth of the set or pattern of the wearer's clan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Trews trōōz trousers, esp. of tartan cloth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ir. trius, Gael. triubhas. Cf. Trousers.

Usage

In literature:

Trew and Domville soon got over their momentary shyness, and answered my inquiries about their families.
"Station Amusements" by Lady Barker
Although, indeed, ye wear the trews, a garment whilk I approve maist of the twa, as mair ancient and seemly.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
He had on a loose Lowland greatcoat, and ragged tartan trews or pantaloons.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
He had on a loose Lowland greatcoat, and ragged tartan trews or pantaloons.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Gertie instinctively obeyed the order; Mr. Trew kept pace with her.
"Love at Paddington" by W. Pett Ridge
Do you guard our prisoner here, while I, dressed in his trews and bonnet, carry the letter to the Duke.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Or who in venturous vessell measured The Amazon's huge river, now found trew?
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Foremost among them is a Highlander in tartan trews and bagpipes.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Trewly it his trew, specially of the mouth of a faithfull man.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
By thys tale ye may se that the olde prouerbe ys trew, that it is as great pyte to se a woman wepe as a gose to go barefote.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
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In poetry:

Alac, alac, what shall I do,
For care is cast into my hart,
And trew love lokked therto?
"Alac, Alac, What Shall I Do" by King Henry VIII
"He is trew to his maister," seide oure kynge,
"I say, be swete seynt Johne;
He louys bettur Robyn Hode,
Then he dose vs ychone.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
If it be trew, thou litle foote-page,
This tale thou hast told to mee,
Then all my lands in Bucklesford-Bury
I freelye will give to thee.
"The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" by Anonymous British
Our English archers bent their bowes,
Their harts were good and trew;
Att the first flight of arrowes sent,
Full four-score Scots they slew.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
Gang ye eist, or fare ye wast,
(Ilka stern blinkis blythe for thee,)
Or tak ye the road that ye like best,
(Al trew feeris ryde in cumpanie.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
It now is some monce since,
A gent both good and trew
Possest an ansum oss vith vich
He didn know what to do:
Peraps he did not like the oss;
Peraps he was a scru.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

1 by Nicholas Fisk and Geoffrey Trew and the article by T Bergh and colleagues in the same issue (p 1579).
This week John-Angus MacDonald of the Trews gives the scoop on Nova Scotia , Canada.
Trew 's Store had it - if we could find it, anyway.
Howard Stern 'offended' by Chris Trew 's 'Air Sex' on America's Got Talent audition.
Local Internet luminary Cajun Boy spotted local comedian Chris Trew on America's Got Talent.
Island child's dream stays alive with a few Trew Friends.
Pete the Beats, Mass Transit & DJ Trew .
One of the only US stops on their tour, The Trews roll into Artpark to perform at the free "Coors Light Wednesdays" series on July 6.
Provided photo The Trews play in Syracuse on June 22, carrying the live-show endorsement of Kid Rock.
Rock band The Trews have made some giant strides since releasing album No.
This week John-Angus MacDonald of the Trews gives the scoop on Nova Scotia, Canada.
Howard Stern ' offended ' by Chris Trew's 'Air Sex' on America's Got Talent audition.
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In science:

Trew, SiC and GaN transistors—Is there one winner for microwave power applications?, Proc.
RF power generation
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