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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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