Cowered
Cower Cow"er (kou"[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cowered} (kou"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cowering}.] [Cf. Icel. kera to doze, liequiet, Sw. kura, Dan. kure, G. kauern to cower, W. cwrian.] To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear. [1913 Webster]

Our dame sits cowering o'er a kitchen fire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Like falcons, cowering on the nest. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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