Nevertheless they advanced, and continued pressing forward, only to be mown down by the withering fire of our Mausers.
Whole streets of houses were mown down by the flaming scythe.
Once more they were mown down, and the frenzied survivors took to the water.
The almshouses, were rebuilt in 1828, when perhaps the grass round them was mown also.
A limited number of these will thus form after the crop has been mown for hay.
The horses were mown down, now the blades were descending over her.
It was made of heavy logs, filled in with cut willow-brush and mown grass.
In the mean while, thick and fast was mown the flower of the Christian army.
Not Ci-devants now; they, the noisy of them, are mown down; it is Republicans now.
The sward had recently been mown, but the daisies dotted it as thickly as stars.
Old English mawan "to mow" (class VII strong verb; past tense meow, past participle mawen), from Proto-Germanic *mæanan (cf. Middle Low German maeyen, Dutch maaien, Old High German maen, German mähen "to mow," Old English mæd "meadow"), from PIE root *me- "to mow, to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (cf. poetic Greek amao, Latin metere "to reap, mow, crop," Italian mietere, Old Irish meithleorai "reapers," Welsh medi). Related: Mowed; mown; mowing.
"stack of hay," Old English muga, muwa "a heap, swath of corn, crowd of people," earlier muha, from Proto-Germanic *mugon (cf. Old Norse mugr "a heap," mostr "crowd"), of uncertain origin.