Thewed
Thewed Thewed (th[=u]d), a. 1. Furnished with thews or muscles; as, a well-thewed limb. [1913 Webster]

2. Accustomed; mannered. [Obs.] --John Skelton. [1913 Webster]

Yet would not seem so rude and thewed ill. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • well-thewed — well thewedˈ adjective (obsolete) 1. Well mannered, of good disposition 2. Abounding in moral wisdom • • • Main Entry: ↑well …   Useful english dictionary

  • i-thewed — i theuwed, i thewed ME. pa. pple. of thew v …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-thewed — adjective Having an unattractive physical appearance or weak muscles …   Wiktionary

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  • i-theuwed — i theuwed, i thewed ME. pa. pple. of thew v …   Useful english dictionary

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