A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Thow, n.1 [Late ME and e.m.E. þowe (Lydgate), thowe (Prompt. Parv.), thawe (15th c.), ON þa thawed ground; Thow v.] A thaw. Also proverb.The lochis and rivaris stude frosin … efter quhilk followit ane thow; Bell. Boece II 179.
Ane hudge snow, … thair came a gentill thow, blessed be God; 1635 Chron. Perth 34.
Thair was no keiping of Yoole … the thow was bot neulie begun that day, and the day verie roughe; 1645 Ritchie Ch. S. Baldred 271.
Frost and snow … dissolving in a calme thow; 1662 Nicoll Diary 387.
proverb. Many frost many thow maks many ane rotten yew; Ferg. Prov. MS No. 1069.

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