Mowing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mowing Land from which grass is cut; meadow land.
    • Mowing The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "MOW" can be read the same way upside-down, hence the word ambigram. Many other words can be written differently using special characters of writing to make the word appear the same way from different points.
    • n mowing The act of cutting with a scythe.
    • n mowing Land from which the crop is cut.
    • n mowing The process of placing or storing hay or grain in a mow.
    • n mowing Ability.
    • n mowing Grimacing; mocking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mowing the act of cutting down with a scythe: land from which grass is cut
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Quotations

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    “The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.”

Idioms

Grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow - 'The grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow' is an expression used to mean a person's desire to have that which another person has in the belief it will make their life easieris false as all situations come with their own set of problems.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. máwan; Ger. mähen; L. metĕre, to reap.

Usage

In literature:

One, as it richly in the fields at the mowing.
"Great Possessions" by David Grayson
Mowing and reaping machines have ceased to be a novelty upon our plains and meadows.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, August, 1858" by Various
See men mow with the same "German" scythes that we use in America.
"The Youthful Wanderer" by George H. Heffner
A mitrailleuse, standing a hundred yards off, mows them down like grass.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Several peasants, finding it too hot to mow, had thrown their scythes along the swarths, and were lying in the shade of an oak.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
No one would suspect him of being cracked, he looks as quiet and respectable as the pony that mows the lawn.
"The Visits of Elizabeth" by Elinor Glyn
Two men hold the ends and walk up the stream, one on each side of the river, mowing as they go.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
He mowed the grass, and made a neat stack of it, in the centre of the meadow.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
Besides the men, the mowing machine is idle in the shed.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
The batteries placed on the hills were at the same time unmasked, and mowed down the infantry.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
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In poetry:

"But now it's the day of the hot young blood,
And I'm doin' the job of the fuddy-dud'
Hacking the sides of the dusty road
And the corner clumps where the men ain't mowed
"When A Man Gets Old" by Holman Francis Day
'Tis pleasure, too, you know, to see the corn to grow,
And to grow so well on the land;
The plowing and the sowing, the reaping and the mowing,
Yield pleasure to the husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
You grinnèn fool! why I'd zet thee a-blowèn,
If thou wast wi' me vor a day a-mowèn.
I'd wear my cwoat, an' thou midst pull thy rags off,
An' then in half a zwath I'd mow thy lags off.
"Eclogue:--The Best Man In The Vield" by William Barnes
Because we felt there could not be
A mowing in reality
So white and feathery-blown and gay
With blossoms of wild caraway,
I said to Celia, "Let us trace
The secret of this pleasant place!"
"God's Acre" by Witter Bynner
We have battles to fight, we have foes to subdue,--
Time waits not for us, and we wait not for you!
The mower mows on, though the adder may writhe
And the copper-head coil round the blade of his
scythe!
""Choose You This Day Whom Ye Will Serve"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ungraithed in plate or mail I go,
With only my sword—gray-blue
Like the scythe of the dawning come to mow
The night-sprung shadows anew
From the gates of the east, that, fair and slow,
Maid Morning may walk through.
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald

In news:

I wanted to mow seven rows of drought-stricken cucumbers and beans, but save the nearby straightneck squash.
If you have a big lawn you're tired of mowing or have overgrown land you need to clear, there are some four-legged friends who are hungry for the job.
Battle weeds by mowing and applying weed killer .
It's tough to mow the lawn, keep the flowers watered and contend with thirsty hanging baskets when you're spending a week at the beach.
Mowing your lawn, fixing your roof, cleaning the pool, all come to mind.
Has the Department of Transportation lost its contract with the people who mow the grass along the highways.
Warren man caught mowing lawn at 2:30 a.m. East Bay Newspapers.
The grass was greener alright , but somebody still had to mow it.
Research and Markets is forecasting that home service robots to vacuum, mow lawns, clean pools and more for us will be a booming business.
As a member of the Winnebago County Board, Polly Berg (pictured) was a tireless advocate for conservation, leading the board to designate no-mow areas to preserve natural prairie wildflowers and grasses.
Tired of Mowing Your Lawn.
Guys were just mowing the restaurant's big burgers including the MacDaddy, the Mondo and the Macho Grande like little Scooby snacks according to Daddy-O's owner Dave Deakman.
Landscape Timesavers has announced the development of Channel Guard, a new product for fences, downspouts and mow strips.
Watch the Dixie Chopper Xcaliber with its 74 cutting deck and it's 9.2 acres per hour mowing capacity.
Two Huron County men die while mowing their lawn.
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In science:

Mow-Lowry, “Measurement of optical response of a detuned resonant sideband extraction gravitational wave detector,” Phys.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
The range of fuel treatments included mowing and removing cuttings, mowing and retaining cuttings, or leaving the grass in its natural state.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
We assume that the unconfined compression test for a soft biological tissue sample can be described by a one-dimensional axisymmetric mathematical model of Armstrong et al. (1984) developed in the framework of the linear biphasic theory (Mow et al., 1980).
Sinusoidally-driven unconfined compression test for a biphasic tissue
Armstrong, C.G., Lai, W.M., Mow, V.C.: An analysis of the unconfined compression of articular cartilage. J.
Sinusoidally-driven unconfined compression test for a biphasic tissue
Mow, V.C., Kuei, S.C., Lai, W.M., Armstrong, C.G.: Biphasic creep and stress relaxation of articular cartilage in compression: Theory and experiments. J.
Sinusoidally-driven unconfined compression test for a biphasic tissue
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