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noun Scot. and North England.
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For years, the Obama administration avoided calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a POW.White House Changes Tune on Bergdahl, Says He Was a ‘Prisoner of War’|Josh Rogin|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the risks and results of fighting are not equally distributed, we default to a world that delivers “Bow-wow POW.”The Taliban Trolled the Internet with a Dog Video and Upstaged an American POW|Brian Van Reet|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But following the POW exchange deal, his conscience tormented him.Secret Document Shows that NSA Shares Americans' Data With Israel|Orly Halpern|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unwittingly, the Ukrainian-born, German POW and death camp guard reversed over 140 years of German jurisprudence.
Then, when the war ended, the POW barracks were sent to Grambling to be used for faculty housing.Eddie Robinson, College Football’s Winningest Coach|Samuel G. Freedman|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No, Allen am not educated, but can he preach a pow'ful sermon.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
"Which gives him a pow'ful sight uv freedom," said Long Jim.The Free Rangers|Joseph A. Altsheler
Dat's a pow'ful good-lookin' suit o' clo'es what L'tenant Greenfeel got awn.Kincaid's Battery|George W. Cable
Who are these Six Nations, whose name sounds so pow'ful big up here?The Scouts of the Valley|Joseph A. Altsheler
I tell you what it is, honey, I'se gettin' pow'ful skeered 'bout dat cousin ob yourn.The Minute Boys of York Town|James Otis
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Word Origin and History for pow
expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.