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jow

[jou, joh] /dʒaʊ, dʒoʊ/ Scot.
noun
1.
the ringing, tolling, or sound of a bell.
verb (used with object)
2.
to ring or toll (a bell).
3.
to hit or strike (especially the head).
verb (used without object)
4.
to rock from side to side.
Origin of jow
1510-1520
1510-20; variant of joll (now dial.), Middle English jollen to strike < ?
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  • jow went the town bell, and row-de-dow gaed the drums, and all in a minute was confusion and uproar in ilka street.

  • Jud is Friso jow rêd jêvar, men morne wil hi jow kåning wertha, til thju hi over jo alle rjuchta mei.

  • Old Daddy hardly seemed impressed with the pleasure he had missed in losing a sociable "jow" with a ghostly crony.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock

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