His most recent job in London was at the mews of Mayfair, where the kitchen put out elegant renditions of modern British cooking.
Thrusting my head through the bars I could see from end to end of the mews.
All the lodgings I knew are full, and our bedrooms look into a mews.
Nothing ever comes there but the gulls and mews, with a few sea parrots.
We dashed to the back of the house, through the servants' quarters and out into the mews.
He comes straight from Denmark, and is accounted equal to any King Sweyn at present hath in his mews.
At length as they wandered they came to a part where seemed to be only small houses and mews.
It was an intense relief to speak to some one who could understand his mews.
By now the mews had wakened to the fact of the presence of a "toff" in its midst.
Callest thou that life which mews itself up in a cell like the dungeon of a felon, and flickers out like a candle in the dark?
"stables grouped around an open yard," 1630s, from Mewes, name of the royal stables at Charing Cross, built 1534 on the site of the former royal mews (attested from late 14c.), where the king's hawks were kept (see mew (n.2)). Extended by 1805 to "street of former stables converted to human habitations."
"make a sound like a cat," early 14c., mewen, of imitative origin (cf. German miauen, French miauler, Italian miagolare, Spanish maullar, and see meow). Related: Mewed; mewing. As a noun from 1590s.
"seagull," Old English mæw, from Proto-Germanic *maigwis (cf. Old Saxon mew, Frisian meau, Middle Dutch and Middle Low German mewe, Dutch meeuw "gull"), imitative of its cry. Old French moue (Modern French mouette) and Lithuanian mevas are Germanic loan-words.
"cage," c.1300, from Old French mue "cage for hawks, especially when molting," from muer "to molt," from Latin mutare "to change" (see mutable).