Cow"er (-?r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cowered (-?rd);p. pr. & vb. n. Cowering.] [Cf. Icel. kera to doze, liequiet, Sw. kura, Dan. kure, G. kauern to cower, W. cwrian.]

To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.

Our dame sits cowering o'er a kitchen fire. Dryden.

Like falcons, cowering on the nest. Goldsmith.


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Cow"er (kou"?r), v. t.

To cherish with care.



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