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Dew, n.1 Also: dewe, deu. [ME. deu, dew(e, OE. déaw.] Dew (in lit. and fig. senses). Within scho wes withoutyne dout Of heuinly deu; Leg. S. xxviii. 560.
How princis may be lykenyt to the dew of the hevyn; Hay II. 100/6.
The dew bringis … the fruytis; Ib. 145/35.
Quhair thou was wont full merilye in May To walk and tak the dew be it was day; Henr. Test. Cress. 429.
In till a Maij morning To take the dewe; Id. Orph. 95.
The donk dew doun fra the heuin did vaill; Wall. viii. 1189.
The dew donkit the daill; Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 10.
Fresche May … Balmit in dew; Ib. xlviii. 20.
In this kingis tyme thar fell dew lyk blud vij days; Asl. MS. I. 252/13.
The grene feildis, for grite droutht, drank vp the drops of the fresche deu; Compl. 38/22.
The dew now dounkis the rossis redolent; Lynd. Mon. 6309.
The syluer droppis of dew hang on the bewis; Maitl. Q. lxix. 11.
The deu of grace thy leivis mot vnclose; Montg. Misc. P. xlviii. 2.

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