Definition of Towsing
1. towse [v] - See also: towse
Lexicographical Neighbors of Towsing
towsing (current term)
Literary usage of Towsing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Libels, like plots, sweep all in their first fury ; Then dwindle like an ignoramus jury : Thus age begins with towsing and with tumbling; But grunts, ..."
2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Add. to Unco Guid. Mott. " To spend an hour in daffin : . . The Holy Fair. j". For towsing a lass i' my daffin. The Jolly Beggars. S. III. ..."
3. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1826)
"... noises in talking, laughing, scolding, singing, howling, with their actions of snatching, scratching, towsing, and lousing themselves and one another. ..."
4. The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Mynors Bright, Richard Griffin Braybrooke, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1893)
"Staid pretty late, and so over with her by water, and being in a great sweat with my towsing of her durst not go home by water, but took coach, ..."
5. The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1909)
"... I ance was abus'd i' the kirk, For towsing a lass i' my daffin. Poor Andrew that tumbles for sport, Let naebody name wi' a jeer; There's even, ..."