• WordNet 3.6
    • n stowing the act of packing or storing away
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published March 20, 1852. It was the first American novel to sell one million copies.
    • n Stowing (Mining) A method of working in which the waste is packed into the space formed by excavating the vein.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The full name of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is actually Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
    • n stowing In mining, rubbish, or material of any kind, taken from near at hand, or brought from the surface, and used to fill up places from which ore, coal, or other valuable substance has been removed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stowing in mining, rubbish thrown into the cavities out of which the ore, coal, &c. have been taken
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stowen, to place—A.S. stów, a place; cf. Dut. stuwen, to stow, to push, Ger. stauen, to pack.


In literature:

The boxes were unpacked, and under Ned's supervision the contents were judiciously distributed and stowed away in the different canoes.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
Stow away as many of those little bags as you can before any Apaches come.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
Then she put up a lunch and stowed it in the pocket of her slicker.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
He stowed everything away on the sledge without saying a word, took his seat on it with his daughter, and drove back.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
As soon as they embarked the oars were laid athwart the boat so that they could stow two tiers of men.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora" by Edward Edwards
Then you must be somewhat akin unto Sir Richard Grenville of Stow?
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Harriet Beecher Stowe, the writer of Uncle Tom's Cabin, did that for her own good.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I can stow myself away anywhere.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
I was fortunate in disposing of my house and the heavier part of my furniture to advantage, and the remainder I stowed away on board.
"Peter Biddulph" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were then hoisted in again, and stowed.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

She is a ship with costly wares well-stow'd,
A pearl, with virtues infinite endow'd,
A gem, beyond all value and compare:
Happy the man, who has her to his share!
"The Praise And Commendation Of A Good Woman" by Rees Prichard
Only an anguished melody still flows
From earth where hazes cast a veiling net . . .
In every nook the faded beauty stows
Her faded blooms, lest springtide she forget.
"October Sonnet" by Josef Svatopluk Machar
Upon the Bust of English Worthies, at Stow. Among these chiefs of British race,
Who live in breathing stone,
Why has not Cobham's bust a place?
The structure was his own.
"Epigram IV." by Robert Nugent
He helped the sailors at their work,
And toiled with jovial din;
He helped them hoist and reef the sails,
He helped them stow the casks and bales,
And heave the anchor in.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - I. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All coiled down, an' it's time for us to go;
Every sail's furled in a neat harbour stow;
Another ship for me, an' for her another crew —
An' so long, sailorman — good luck to you!
"So Long (All Coiled Down)" by Cicely Fox Smith
We lay at St. Helen's, and easy she rode
With one anchor catted and fresh-water stowed;
When the barge came alongside like bullocks we roared,
For we knew what we carried with Nelson aboard.
"The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

50 Stow Lake (at MLK), 668-6699,
'Fly Girls' is more 'stow your tray tables' than ' wild blue yonder ' fare.
Passengers heading from Chicago to Cleveland stow big carry-ons.
Stow, stow, stow your boat properly for winter.
Bryan Stow in attendance at Game 2.
Bryan Stow , the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011, attended Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night as a guest of the team.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Stow 's family requested privacy.
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Dodgers ask court to throw out Stow damage claim.
Stow It Awesome of Course.

In science:

As discussed in the Appendix of S07, the soft X-ray background is high in the direction of A3627. S09 developed a method to constrain the local X-ray background with the stowed background.
Every BCG with a strong radio AGN has an X-ray cool core: is the cool core - noncool core dichotomy too simple?
Extrapolating from Stowe’s model, we have endowed COMPERE with the pervasive goal of completing an incomplete item at any level of processing.
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Autonomy and Interaction in a Model of Sentence Processing
Osgood and Stowe developed a common generalization of Nehari’s criteria, and others, involving the curvature of a metric.
Univalence Criteria for Lifts of Harmonic Mappings to Minimal Surfaces
Stowe, A generalization of Nehari’s univalence criterion, Comm.
Univalence Criteria for Lifts of Harmonic Mappings to Minimal Surfaces
A normalization factor of ∼ 1.05 was applied to the exposure of this “stowed background” data in order to match its 10-12 keV count rate with that of Obs. 1586.
Chandra and XMM-Newton Detection of Large-scale Diffuse X-ray Emission from the Sombrero Galaxy