Definition of Emmew

1. v. t. To mew or coop up.



Definition of Emmew

1. Verb. (obsolete) To mew or coop up. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emmew

1. to confine [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: confine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emmew

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emmesh
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emmeshing
emmet
emmetrope
emmetropes
emmetropia
emmetropias
emmetropic
emmetropically
emmetropization
emmetropy
emmets
emmew (current term)
emmewed
emmewing
emmews
emmisivity
emmonsite
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emmys
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emo bangs
emo metal
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Literary usage of Emmew

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1. Shakespeare Studies, and Essay on English Dictionaries by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Lewis Campbell (1896)
"Here emmew is a term well known in falconry, the mew being the place where the hawks were kept and tended during the critical period of moulting. ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1872)
"Nips youth i' the head, and follies doth emmew As falcon doth the fowl, ... Here emmew is a term well known in falconry, the mew being the place where the ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"This outward-sainted deputy, Whose settled visage and deliberate word Nips youth i' th' head, and follies doth emmew As faulcon doth the ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"To emmew. To restrain, to keep in a mew, or cage, either by force or terror. ... doth emmew As faulcon doth the fowl. Metis, for M., Ш, 1. ..."

5. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"emmew—Follies doth, Doth mew up follies (a term in falconry: see ///«£'),—" Forces follies ... [emmew means mewed up, as was done to hawks while moulting, ..."

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