Definition of Dowsets
1. dowset [n] - See also: dowset
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Literary usage of Dowsets
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"DOWN ALONG. Gone off to some distance. [Hund. of Berk.] DOWN ARG. vb. To contradict, to argue in an overbearing manner. [Hund. of Berk.] [S.] dowsets. sb. ..."
2. Beaumont & Fletcher by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher (1890)
"I like a woman That handles the deer's dowsets with discretion, And pays us by proportion. ist Hunt. 'Tis no treason To think this good old lady has a stump ..."
3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"Forme of Cury, p. 14. yh DOUCET, (!) adj. (A.-N.) Sweet. (2) A custard. Fresh cheese and dowsets, curds, and clout- ed cream. Drayt., Eel., 9. ..."
4. The Diary of Master William Silence: A Study of Shakespeare & of Elizabethan by Dodgson Hamilton Madden (1897)
"... May the stag thou hunt'st stand long, And thy dogs be swift and strong, May they kill him without lets, And the ladies eat his dowsets.—iii. 5. 154. ..."