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

  Tow \Tow\ (t[=o]), n. [OE. tow, AS. tow, akin to OD. touw, Icel.
     t[=o] a tuft of wool for spinning; cf. E. taw, v. t.]
     The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from
     the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tow \Tow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Towed (t[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Towing.] [OE. towen, to[yogh]en; akin to OFries. toga to
     pull about, OHG. zog[=o]n, Icel. toga, AS. tohline a towline,
     and AS. te['o]n to draw, p. p. getogen. See Tug.]
     To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind,
     by means of a rope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tow \Tow\, n. [Cf. Icel. taug a rope, from the same root as E.
     tow, v. t.]
     1. A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.
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     2. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; -- chiefly
        used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.
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     3. That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge,
        raft, collection of boats, ect.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tow
      n 1: the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a
           hitch or rope; "the truck gave him a tow to the garage"
           [syn: tow, towage]
      v 1: drag behind; "Horses used to tow barges along the canal"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Tow
     (Judg. 16:9). See FLAX.
     

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