Definition of Sowse
1. n. & v. See Souse.
Definition of Sowse
1. to pickle [v SOWSED, SOWSING, SOWSES] - See also: pickle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sowse
sowse (current term)
Literary usage of Sowse
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Compotus Rolls of the Obedientiaries of St. Swithun's Priory, Winchester by Priory of St. Swithun, George William Kitchin, Winchester Cathedral (1892)
"sowse for Ministrante 7 5* to 6} б ii 3 3 о « 4 3 2 «о 5 Total for the ... sowse for the Ministrants ... Entrée of Sub-Prior and Hoi - darían as Ministrants ..."
2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"To put meat in brawn for pickle. (3) ». An animal's paunch. Norf. sowse-DRINK, ». Pickle. I had rather have any plain and homely entertainment, ..."
3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See Surge. Der. re-source; and see sortie, re-surrection. SOUSE, pickle. (F..-L.) • A soi««d [pickled] gurnet ;' i Hen. IV, iv. 2. 13. ME sowse, souse. ..."
4. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1886)
"sowse-DRINK, ,v. Pickle. I had rather hare anv plain and homely entertainment, BO it be fresh and ..."
5. Dictionnaire anglais-franca̧is: et français-anglais by Abel Boyer, Nicholas Salmon, Louis Francoi̧s Fain (1821)
"V. Souce et sowse. Southeaster, Маг. vent de sud-est; south-wester, ... V. Souce et sowse. Sowing, s. l'action de semer, etc. Sowing-time. ..."
6. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"Low's Mistress. Under Lugge, Nares gives as a Lincolnshire phrase when a mastiff is set upon a hog—" Sole him— seize him by the lug." sowse. ..."