- Usually thews. muscle or sinew.
- thews, physical strength.
Origin of thew
Related Words for thewbackbone, body, brawn, clout, courage, durability, energy, firmness, force, fortitude, health, healthiness, might, muscle, nerve, physique, pith, potence, potency, power
Examples from the Web for thew
Historical Examples of thew
But do not count us by what we are in thew and muscle, but by what our summons can do among our countrymen.Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
Alice Sheltoir, charged with being a common scold—to the thew.London
Thou art a man of many inches—of thew and sinew—Hey, but thou art a man!King--of the Khyber Rifles
Nick, larger than his brother, was a tower of thew and muscle.In the Brooding Wild
And she thew herself into Ralph's arms, while the tears of sorrow were quickly turned to tears of joy.The Young Bridge-Tender
Arthur M. Winfield
- muscle, esp if strong or well-developed
- (plural) muscular strength
Word Origin for thew
Old English þeaw; see thews.