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Cow vs. Tow

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Cownoun

(properly) An adult female of the species Bos taurus that has calved.

Towverb

(transitive) To pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.

Cownoun

(formerly inexact but now common) Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of sex or age, including bulls and calves.

Towverb

To aid someone behind by shielding them from wind resistance.

Cownoun

(uncommon) Beef: the meat of cattle as food.

Townoun

The act of towing and the condition of being towed.

‘It isn't the car's battery; I think I need a tow.’;

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Cownoun

(uncommon) Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.

Townoun

Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.

Cownoun

(biology) A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.

Townoun

Something, such as a barge, that is towed.

Cownoun

A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.

Townoun

A rope or cable used in towing.

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Cownoun

(mining) A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.

Townoun

(motor racing) A speed increase given by driving in front of another car on a straight, which causes a slipstream for the car behind.

Cowverb

To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.

‘Con artists are not cowed by the law.’;

Townoun

An untwisted bundle of fibers such as cellulose acetate, flax, hemp or jute.

Cownoun

The mature female of bovine animals.

Townoun

(specifically) The short, coarse, less desirable fibers separated by hackling from the finer longer fibers (line).

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Cownoun

The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.

Townoun

The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.

Cownoun

A chimney cap; a cowl

Townoun

A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.

Cownoun

A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.

Townoun

The act of towing, or the state of being towed; - chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.

Cowverb

To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

‘To vanquish a people already cowed.’; ‘THe French king was cowed.’;

Townoun

That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.

Cownoun

female of domestic cattle:

‘`moo-cow' is a child's term’;

Towverb

To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.

Cownoun

mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

Townoun

the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope;

‘the truck gave him a tow to the garage’;

Cownoun

a large unpleasant woman

Towverb

drag behind;

‘Horses used to tow barges along the canal’;

Cowverb

subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

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