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Apr 2, 2019
This week’s theme
Words that turn into other words when beheaded

This week’s words
erose
scow
vaward
thew
pelf

scow
Model of scow schooner Alma

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scow

PRONUNCIATION:
(skou)

MEANING:
noun: A flat-bottomed boat with square ends.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Dutch schouw (ferryboat). Earliest documented use: 1524.

USAGE:
“Small waves lapped over the scow edge.”
Jon Keller; Of Sea and Cloud; Tyrus Books; 2014.

See more usage examples of scow in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men. -Emile Zola (2 Apr 1840-1902)

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