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 for Dew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dew \Dew\ (d[=u]), n. [AS. de['a]w; akin to D. dauw, G. thau,
     tau, Icel. d["o]gg, Sw. dagg, Dan. dug; cf. Skr. dhav,
     dh[=a]v, to flow. [root]72. Cf. Dag dew.]
     1. Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon
        their surfaces, particularly at night.
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              Her tears fell with the dews at even. --Tennyson.
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     2. Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a
        refreshing manner. "The golden dew of sleep." --Shak.
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     3. An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor. "The dew of his
        youth." --Longfellow.
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     Note: Dew is used in combination; as, dew-bespangled,
           dew-drenched, dewdrop, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dew \Dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dewed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with
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           The grasses grew
           A little ranker since they dewed them so. --A. B.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dew \Dew\, a. & n.
     Same as Due, or Duty. [Obs.] --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster] Dewar vessel

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from
           water vapor in the air; "in the morning the grass was wet
           with dew"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "dew":
     asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, dabble, damp, dampen, dash,
     dawn dew, dewdrops, douche, evening damp, false dew, fog drip,
     hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, moisten,
     night dew, paddle, slobber, slop, slosh, sparge, spatter, splash,
     splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, swash, syringe, water, wet,
     wet down

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     "There is no dew properly so called in Palestine, for there is
     no moisture in the hot summer air to be chilled into dew-drops
     by the coldness of the night. From May till October rain is
     unknown, the sun shining with unclouded brightness day after
     day. The heat becomes intense, the ground hard, and vegetation
     would perish but for the moist west winds that come each night
     from the sea. The bright skies cause the heat of the day to
     radiate very quickly into space, so that the nights are as cold
     as the day is the reverse, a peculiarity of climate from which
     poor Jacob suffered thousands of years ago (Gen. 31:40). To this
     coldness of the night air the indispensable watering of all
     plant-life is due. The winds, loaded with moisture, are robbed
     of it as they pass over the land, the cold air condensing it
     into drops of water, which fall in a gracious rain of mist on
     every thirsty blade. In the morning the fog thus created rests
     like a sea over the plains, and far up the sides of the hills,
     which raise their heads above it like so many islands. At
     sunrise, however, the scene speedily changes. By the kindling
     light the mist is transformed into vast snow-white clouds, which
     presently break into separate masses and rise up the
     mountain-sides, to disappear in the blue above, dissipated by
     the increasing heat. These are 'the morning clouds and the early
     dew that go away' of which Hosea (6:4; 13:3) speaks so
     touchingly" (Geikie's The Holy Land, etc., i., p. 72). Dew is a
     source of great fertility (Gen. 27:28; Deut. 33:13; Zech. 8:12),
     and its withdrawal is regarded as a curse from God (2 Sam. 1:21;
     1 Kings 17:1). It is the symbol of a multitude (2 Sam. 17:12;
     Ps. 110:3); and from its refreshing influence it is an emblem of
     brotherly love and harmony (Ps. 133:3), and of rich spiritual
     blessings (Hos. 14:5).

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