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[stroh] /stroʊ/
verb, strowed, strown or strowed, strowing. Archaic.
Origin of strow
1300-50; Middle English strowen, variant of strewen to strew Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All the shades, and touches, and tinges of blue flow over his gaudy mantle; and how orderly and lavishly they are strown over him.

  • Let a man keep the law—any law,—and his way will be strown with satisfactions.

    Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What manner of dreams have scared me when right sweetly slumbering on my strown bed, within my bower?

  • Nor rough nor barren are the winding ways Of hoar antiquity, but strown with flowers.

  • In a moment they sprang to their feet, but only to fall again upon the burning brands which were strown over the ground.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
  • The line of the enemy's retreat was strown with abandoned baggage, wagons and artillery.

    Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
  • Let a man keep the law,—any law,—and his way will be strown with satisfactions.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The hard soil of the desert, for more than quarter of a mile square, was strown with their dead bodies.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • The field was strown with their great coats, knapsacks, rifles, and musical instruments belonging to their bands.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • But, Leofric, the high festival is strown by the servant of God upon the heart of man.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
British Dictionary definitions for strown


verb strows, strowing, strowed, strown, strowed
an archaic variant of strew
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