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towie

[toh-ee] /ˈtoʊ i/
noun
1.
a form of contract bridge for three players in which the players bid for the dummy hand after six of its cards have been turned up.
Origin of towie
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; of undetermined orig.
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  • At last towie began to eat her mouse, beginning with its head, which it crushed.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • I jist tuik the towie (string) into the bed wi' me, and whan the bairnie grat, I waukit, an' rockit it till 't fell asleep again.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Beth was alone in the dining-room eating bread and butter, and towie, the cat, came into the room with a mouse in her mouth.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • The mouse was alive, and towie let it run a little way, and then pounced down upon it, then gave it a pat to make it run again.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
British Dictionary definitions for towie

towie

/ˈtəʊɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a truck used for towing
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