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strow

[stroh] /stroʊ/
verb, strowed, strown or strowed, strowing. Archaic.
1.
Origin of strow
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English strowen, variant of strewen to strew
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  • Let a man keep the law,—any law,—and his way will be strown with satisfactions.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Let a man keep the law—any law,—and his way will be strown with satisfactions.

    Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The field was strown with their great coats, knapsacks, rifles, and musical instruments belonging to their bands.

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

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

  • The hard soil of the desert, for more than quarter of a mile square, was strown with their dead bodies.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • But, Leofric, the high festival is strown by the servant of God upon the heart of man.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • Altars must be strown with broken minds, and incense rise amid abject aspirations.

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

strow

/strəʊ/
verb strows, strowing, strowed, strown, strowed
1.
an archaic variant of strew
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