Definition of Tousing
1. touse [v] - See also: touse
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Literary usage of Tousing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Connoisseur by Town, Bonnell Thornton, George Colman (1905)
"They were, of course, averse tousing the portrait until the stock was exhausted, but they did not want, or could not afford, to go to the expense of a new ..."
2. English Surnames: Their Sources and Significations by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1889)
"Spenser talks of curs ' tousing ' the poor bear at the baiting, and I need not remind the reader that in our somewhat limited canine nomenclature, ..."
3. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"... Springfield Mountain there did dwell Come-a-row In Springfield Mountain there did dwell A lovely couple that I love so well. Come-a-rousing-a-tousing- ..."
4. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by William Carew Hazlitt, Robert Dodsley (1874)
"I have forgotten with tousing by the hair, What I devised to say a little ere. Original roads, beat me. ..."
5. Philip Massinger by Philip Massinger, Arthur Symons (1887)
"... By cozenage, perjury, or sordid thrift, With one gripe to be ravished. Hern. I would be tousing Their fair madonnas, that in little dogs, ..."