Definition of Dowie
1. dreary [adj] - See also: dreary
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowie
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Literary usage of Dowie
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century (1902)
"So the jury released dowie. But if impossible to doctors, why so to God? That was a question the ever-ready newspapers asked of dowie. ..."
2. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1866)
"She kissed his cheek, she kaim'd his hair, She searched his wounds all thorough, She kiss'd them, till her lips grew red, On the dowie ..."
3. One Hundred Narrative Poems edited by George E. Teter (1918)
"3 My cruel brother will you betray, On the dowie ... For I maun gae, though I ne'er return Frae the dowie banks o' Yarrow." 10. ..."
4. English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson by Henry Spackman Pancoast (1915)
"... and dowie, 10 IS 20 25 ' When Skinner wrote this poem. ... and dowie at the best, Their allegros and a' the rest, They canna please a Scottish taste, ..."
5. Minstrelsy, Ancient and Modern: With an Historical Introduction and Notes by William Motherwell (1846)
"THERE were three lords birling at the wine, On the dowie Dens o' Yarrow ; They made a compact them between, They would go fecht to-morrow. ..."
6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"Girl in the Carpathians, A, by Menie Muriel dowie (now Mrs. Henry Norman). ... Miss dowie was a young English girl who disregarded such conventions as she ..."
7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
"It is the tourist who brings with him "The dowie Dens. ... that "the dowie dens" of the old ballads refers to the general appearance of the valley, ..."
8. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Tho' now thou's dowie, stiff an' crazy, A Guid New-Year, f 2. Observe the very nowt an' sheep, I wander dowie up the glen ; *5\ My Harry was a gallant \ Or ..."