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 Meanings and Examples of TOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
tow
 v.  draw or pull behind by a chain or line
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  This Ashley Wilkes in his faded, patched uniform, his blond hair bleached tow by summer suns, was a different man from the easy- going, drowsy-eyed boy she had loved to desperation before the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  The boats were here hailed, to tow the whale on the larboard side, where fluke chains and other necessaries were already prepared for securing him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
3  No, they hold there a large, round wad of tow and cork, enveloped in the thickest and toughest of ox-hide.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
4  I feel strained, half stranded, as ropes that tow dismasted frigates in a gale; and I may look so.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
5  After having been towed, it undertook to tow.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
6  For the men in the barricade had made themselves two small cannons out of two cast-iron lengths of gas-pipe, plugged up at one end with tow and fire-clay.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
7  On the advice of Fourcroy, they lighted large cages filled with tow steeped in resin, from time to time, in spots which had been sufficiently disinfected.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
8  There was a fifty-pound sack of corn meal, and a side of bacon, ammunition, and a four-gallon jug of whisky, and an old book and two newspapers for wadding, besides some tow.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
9  I wish you would," says I, "because it's pap that's there, and maybe you'd help me tow the raft ashore where the light is.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
10  He then commanded his men to row up to that side, and fastening a cable to one of the staples, ordered them to tow my chest, as they called it, toward the ship.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
11  Soon as she got to England she turned her face tow'rds it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
12  Taking him in tow, she felt: I am the Queen, he my hero, my sulky hero.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
13  Flaming tow and the winged steel of darts shower thickly from their hands; the fields of ocean redden with fresh slaughter.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
14  He has been frequently captured there, and towed into harbor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
15  While the Frenchman's boats, then, were engaged in towing the ship one way, Stubb benevolently towed away at his whale the other way, ostentatiously slacking out a most unusually long tow-line.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
Example Sentence:
1  The tugboat will tow the barge away before sunset.
2  Stalled cars along the highway are a hindrance to traffic that tow trucks should remove without delay.
3  On Jan. 24, the Lyubov Orlova snapped her tow line as she was being hauled by the tugboat Charlene Hunt to the Dominican Republic for scrap.
4  If you park your car here the police may tow it away.
5  The ship had to be towed into the harbor.
6  You shouldn't drive fast when your car is towing a caravan.
7  Ships towing huge magnets trolled the ocean floor.