• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tow-head A low alluvial island or shoal in a river.
    • Tow-head An urchin who has soft, whitish hair.
    • Tow-head (Zoöl) The hooded merganser.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tow-head A shoal or other obstruction in a stream-bed, perceptible through rippling or other movement at the surface.
    • n tow-head A flaxen-haired person.
    • n tow-head One whose hair is tousled or rumpled up like a bunch of tow.
    • n tow-head The hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; the mosshead. G. Trumbull, 1888. See cut under merganser.
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In literature:

She was still far at sea, but no longer adrift; like a little boat taken in tow she was heading now back for the shore.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The priest, thus doubly chok'd, their crests divide, And tow'ring o'er his head in triumphs ride.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
There is no one except the tow-headed Bowman boy across the street.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Tow-head with the sore eyes rocked onto the track simultaneously with the whistle.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
He had white hair, too; he was a regular tow-head.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
They were tow-headed and soiled of face, but they wore stout boots and well-made calico frocks, and they were not without dimes of their own.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Mrs. Maxwell's little girl was tow-headed.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Their old hut was like a rabbit-pen: there was a tow-head to every crack and cranny.
"Oldtown Fireside Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
One of them, a big, tow-headed Swede, burst out excitedly.
"The Invaders" by Benjamin Ferris
The yacht got under way again, and with the Malay sampan in tow, headed down the river.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

But, ah! the vision vanished,
And took away in tow
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"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
In the Cross of Christ I glory,
Tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time,
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.
"The Cross of Christ" by John Bowring
All alone in the field
Stands John S. Crow;
And a curious sight is he,
With his head of tow,
And a hat pulled low
On a face that you never see.
"John S. Crow" by Clara Doty Bates
Smooth roads or rough roads, warm or winter weather,
On go the children, tow-head and brown,
Brave boys and brave girls, rank and file together,
Marching out of Morning-Land, over dale and down:
"Dream-March" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

LONDONDERRY — Bauchman Towing is pulling out of its location at 120 Haverhill Road in Windham and heading to Londonderry.
You might end up heading home on a tow truck.
Heading out into the beautiful blue Hawaiian waters with his fishing pole in tow, New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, already having reeled in the "Big Tuna, " set out to snag another of the NFL's big fish.
This 5.6-liter heavyweight has earned the respect of at least one 'tow head'.
A tow-truck driver cleans up the scene of a head-on collision on Main Street in Auburn on Tuesday morning.
The use of the compact cable together with the compact bursting heads with integral pipe towing head enable the PB30 to burst in-line bends up to and including 45 degrees with no problem.
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis native Megan Reilly heads to Two Stick Sushi Bar for a show on graduation night (Saturday, May 12) with her long-time band in tow featuring Ian Hunter's lead guitarist James Mastro.
Awards and honor in tow, the TU Golden Hurricane heads to Alabama.
When you're heading out with laptop in tow, allow it to slip into something a little more comfortable.
Tow-headed teen superstar Cody Simpson showed his support for PETA (in addition to promoting his new EP and forthcoming full-length) in his poster campaign for the animal rights organization.
Sea Tow brings in the remains of the Stinson 108 that crashed off the Portland Head Light.
Towing a trailer is a fairly simple process, until sway shows its ugly head.
When Elin Nordegren boarded a private jet yesterday with kids in tow, Tiger Woods' wife was heading home to Sweden , reports
DVR the Olympics and head out to Madison's All-City Swim Meet—with these key items in tow.
At that point, with all flights cancelled, Jackson rented a car and headed West with Taylor and Brando in tow.