Froe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Froe frō A dirty woman; a slattern; a frow. "Raging frantic froes ."
    • n Froe An iron cleaver or splitting tool; a frow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n froe See frow.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Frow the tool

Usage

In literature:

He's one o' the Quality, what's come a' the way froe Lunnon to testify to the Protestant creed.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
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In poetry:

The first good shoot that Robin ledd
Did not shoote an inch the pricke froe;
Guy was an archer good enoughe,
But he cold neere shoote soe.
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
"Me thought they did mee beate and binde,
And tooke my bow mee froe;
If I bee Robin a-live in this lande,
I'le be wrocken on both them towe."
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
His father and mother were dead him froe,
And so was the head of all his kinne;
He did neither cease nor blinne
To the cards and dice that he did run.
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang

In news:

With two simple tools — a froe and a mallet — and a pile of cured cedar or fir you can make your own roofing shakes.
A froe is an L-shaped hand tool with a blade on one end of a wooden handle.
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