- a seaport on the Isle of Wight, in S England: resort.
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Examples from the Web for cowes
Yesterday morning they were at Cowes, and we saw the smoke from the burning crofts.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
She was to receive a freight of flour, for Cowes and a market.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The yacht, as we before observed, was bound to Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.
This night I expected to have anchored your vessel in Cowes, and have left them in safety.'
Then there is something about a villa at Cowes, which I am certain you never saw.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
- a town in S England, on the Isle of Wight: famous for its annual regatta. Pop: 19 110 (2001)
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