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cowing


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cow  \Cow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cowed}  (koud);;  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cowing}.]  [Cf.  Icel.  kuga,  Sw  kufva  to  check,  subdue,  Dan. 
  kue.  Cf  {Cuff},  v.  t.] 
  To  depress  with  fear;  to  daunt  the  spirits  or  courage  of  to 
  overawe. 
 
  To  vanquish  a  people  already  cowed.  --Shak. 
 
  THe  French  king  was  cowed.  --J.  R.  Green. 




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