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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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STOW, n.2 Only in phrs. rap and stow, stab and stow, stick and stow, stock and stow, root and branch, wholly, entirely. See Rap, n.5, Stab, n.1, Stick, n.2, (3), Stock, n.1, 17. (3), for examples.

[For the expression cf. the Du. equivalent stuk of stol, which may be the orig. of stick and stow.]

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