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or a·lowe

adjective, adverb Northern British Dialect.
  1. ablaze; aflame.
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Origin of alow

1150–1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe; see a-1, low3
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Examples from the Web for alowe

Historical Examples of alowe

  • But herin thincke not that I do alowe suche ignoraunce and vnablenes in men.

    A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful

    Peter Martyr

  • Yet do not I alowe the diligence of some to painful, whych drawe out these thyngs by playinge at chesses or dyce.

    The Education of Children

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • So coulde I alowe them but that my belly can 21not well affare nor a way with fastyng.Canni9.

    Two Dyaloges (c. 1549)

    Desiderius Erasmus

British Dictionary definitions for alowe


adverb, adjective
  1. (postpositive) nautical in or into the lower rigging of a vessel, near the deck
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