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  • noun Plural form of scow.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scow.


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  • At the left of the picture are scows from the country bearing farmers and their stock; whilst in the background may be seen the Roman Catholic church and schools.

    The Recent Floods in Sacramento Valley, California 1862

  • She knew, now, that the separating of the scows was the first move in a deep-laid scheme.

    The Gun-Brand 1921

  • When you get the mill located, then you've got to slip down the river an 'find out what kind of scows we'll need, an' lay out

    The Challenge of the North 1921

  • So those bound up-river pitched their poling-boats and shod their poles with iron, and those bound down caulked their scows and barges and shaped spare sweeps with axe and drawing-knife.

    CHAPTER 23 2010

  • Myprediction is that some day, not too far away, the experts will find a better way of getting the garbage onto the scows or a better place in which to do it.

    Henry J. Stern: Garbage In, Garbage Out Henry J. Stern 2011

  • From each of these, to the shore and back again, flowed a steady stream of scows, launches, canoes, and all sorts of smaller craft.

    CHAPTER I 2010

  • On either side of the steamer, rows of scows received the flying cargo, and on each of these scows a sweating mob of men charged the descending slings and heaved bales and boxes about in frantic search.

    CHAPTER I 2010

  • No steamboats lay at the bank, no canoes, nor scows, nor poling-boats.

    TOO MUCH GOLD 2010

  • The transfer station would be a large building which trucks loaded with garbage that would enter and then drop their contents into scows.

    Henry J. Stern: Garbage In, Garbage Out Henry J. Stern 2011

  • When filled, the scows, pulled by tugboats, would travel down the East River and bring the garbage to freight cars which would carry it by rail to rural sites where the city had purchased rights to deposit solid waste.

    Henry J. Stern: Garbage In, Garbage Out Henry J. Stern 2011


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