Mow (?), n. [Written also moe and mowe.] [F. moue pouting, a wry face; cf. OD. mouwe the protruded lip.]

A wry face.

"Make mows at him."

Shak.

 

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Mow, v. i.

To make mouths.

Nodding, becking, and mowing. Tyndale.

 

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Mow, n. Zool.

Same as Mew, a gull.

 

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Mow, v. [pres. sing. Mow, pl. Mowe, Mowen, Moun.] [AS. magan. See May, v.]

May; can.

"Thou mow now escapen." [Obs.]

Chaucer.

Our walles mowe not make hem resistence. Chaucer.

 

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Mow (?), v. t. [imp. Mowed (?); p. p. Mowed or Mown (); p. pr. & vb. n. Mowing.] [OE. mowen, mawen, AS. mawan; akin to D. maaijen, G. mahen, OHG. majan, Dan. meie, L. metere to reap, mow, Gr. . Cf. Math, Mead a meadow, Meadow.]

1.

To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine.

2.

To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow.

3.

To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; -- with down; as, a discharge of grapeshot mows down whole ranks of men.

 

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Mow, v. i.

To cut grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay.

 

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Mow (?), n. [OE. mowe, AS. mga.]

1.

A heap or mass of hay or of sheaves of grain stowed in a barn.

2.

The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed.

 

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Mow (?), v. t.

To lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a barn; to pile and stow away.

 

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