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  • adjective Obs. or Local Fatigued; worn with labor or hardship.

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  • adjective obsolete, dialect fatigued; worn from labour or hardship


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  • After dinner uncle Joe made off to his piggeries; while aunt Dorothy fell asleep in a capacious old arm-chair by the fire, after making an apologetic remark to the effect that she was tired, and had been a good deal "tewed" that morning in the dairy.

    Birds of Prey 1875

  • 'Happen there was a lass tewed up wi' him, too, 'said he.

    Rudyard Kipling Palmer, John 1915

  • 'Happen there was a lass tewed up wi' him, too, 'said he.

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • "Happen there was a lass tewed up wi 'him, too," said he.

    Indian Tales Rudyard Kipling 1900

  • "But he's bin sadly tewed wi 'mother leavin' him an 'all," replied Mary,

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895

  • I counted the days while St Mark's Day, and tewed and rived and better rived to keep him out o 'his coffin.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895

  • But for all shoo tewed so hard, there was a gey bit o 'wool left i' t 'bag when ten o'clock com and 'twere time to get to bed.

    Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895

  • I should feel tewed like, if she came into the kitchen, worritin 'and asking questions.

    Birds of Prey 1875

  • Coachman, so tewed him up with Sack that he lies lashing a But of

    Wit Without Money The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Francis Beaumont 1600

  • Page 63 conflicting directions which John Mellish gave him within the critical last quarter of an hour; but, having received his orders early that morning from the trainer, accompanied with a warning not to suffer himself to be tewed (Yorkshire patois for worried) by anything Mr. Mellish might say, the sallow-complexioned lad walked about in the calm serenity of innocence -- there are honest jockeys in the world, thank Heaven! and took his seat in the saddle with as even a pulse as if he had been about to ride in an omnibus.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel Mary Elizabeth 1863


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  • Is this word British English? Is it currently in use?

    May 3, 2010

  • I wanted tewed frogapplause but she returned the engagement ring.

    May 3, 2010

  • Instead of precious stones, your settings were filled with bilby droppings!

    May 3, 2010

  • Is there nothing more precious?!

    May 3, 2010

  • That's teh ew.

    May 3, 2010