Definition of Dowiest
1. dowie [adj] - See also: dowie
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowiest
dowiest (current term)
Literary usage of Dowiest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"Escaped Î That has he, if it be an escape for a reckless sinner to pass from the dowiest dungeon on earth to the place of fire and brimstone ! ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"Campbell, ut tup. Also used in relation to tho stars. It was upon a Martinmas night, The dowiest time o* the year ; Yet the nord was ..."
3. The Cruise of the Betsey: Or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous by Hugh Miller (1860)
"... bridals, christenings, lyke-wakes, an' the like, — we entertained ane anither wi' rich nappy ale ; an' whan the verra dowiest o' us used to get warm ..."