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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Judges 16:9). See FLAX.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.

2. (v. t.) To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.

3. (n.) A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.

4. (n.) The act of towing, or the state of being towed; --chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.

5. (v. t.) That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, etc.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TOW

to (ne`oreth (Judges 16:9 Isaiah 1:31)): The coarser part of flax, with short threads, used as an example of easily inflammable material. Also Isaiah 43:17 the King James Version for pishtah, the usual word for "flax" (so the English Revised Version), here as used for a wick (so the American Standard Revised Version, the English Revised Version margin).

Greek
5026. taute and tauten and tautes -- her
... taute and tauten and tautes. 5027 . her. Transliteration: taute and tauten and
tautes Phonetic Spelling: (tow'-tay) Short Definition: her. Word Origin dat., acc ...
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5025. tautais and tautas -- hence, that, then, these, those.
... hence, that, then, these, those. Transliteration: tautais and tautas Phonetic Spelling:
(tow'-taheece) Short Definition: hence. Word Origin dat. and acc. fem. ...
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5022. tauros -- a bull
... a bull. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: tauros Phonetic Spelling:
(tow'-ros) Short Definition: a bull, an ox Definition: a bull, an ox. ...
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4957. sustauroo -- to crucify together with
... to crucify together with. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sustauroo Phonetic
Spelling: (soos-tow-ro'-o) Short Definition: I crucify together with ...
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5024. tauta -- even thus, so.
... 5023, 5024. tauta. 5025 . even thus, so. Transliteration: tauta Phonetic Spelling:
(tow-tah') Short Definition: so. Word Origin variant reading from contr. ...
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5023. tauta -- this; he, she, it
... 5022, 5023. tauta. 5024 . this; he, she, it. Transliteration: tauta Phonetic
Spelling: (tow'-tah) Short Definition: this. Word Origin nom. or acc. neut. pl ...
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388. anastauroo -- to crucify again
... to crucify again. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anastauroo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-as-tow-ro'-o) Short Definition: I crucify again Definition: I impede ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5296. neoreth -- tow (for making thread)
... 5295, 5296. neoreth. 5297 . tow (for making thread). Transliteration: neoreth
Phonetic Spelling: (neh-o'-reth) Short Definition: tinder. ... tow. ...
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6594. pishtah -- flax
... flax, tow. Feminine of pishteh; flax; by implication, a wick -- flax, tow. see HEBREW
pishteh. 6593, 6594. pishtah. 6595 . Strong's Numbers.
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8305. sariq -- carded or combed
... fine. From the same as soreq in the original sense of piercing; hetchelling (or
combing flax), ie (concretely) tow (by extension, linen cloth) -- fine. ...
/hebrew/8305.htm - 6k

Library

Tow Smeared with Pitch.
... Book IX. Chapter X."Tow Smeared with Pitch. "But what, it is said, of
the fact that some who in their childhood are free from ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter x tow smeared with pitch.htm

What Sin Does to Men
... And the strong shall be as tow, and His work as a spark; and they shall both burn
together, and none shall quench them.'"Isaiah 1:30-31. ... 'As tow' or tinder. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/what sin does to men.htm

Two Young Men.
... are His. The Little Tow-Headed Norwegian. I remember ... young men. Well, in that
meeting a little tow-headed Norwegian boy stood up. He could ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/two young men.htm

The Burning Æsculapius; Tricks with Fire.
... the magician pours out [252] a libation, by having lime instead of ashes burning
underneath, and refined frankincense and a large quantity of tow, [253] and a ...
/.../chapter xxxiii the burning aesculapius tricks.htm

The Last Exile
... Tide and wind were against them; the monks had to land and tow the boat; progress
was slow, and the soldiers of Julian were not far off. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/forbes/saint athanasius/chapter 10 the last exile.htm

Essay iv. The Generous Spirit, Who, when Brought among the Tasks ...
... Captain Ball, however, brought his vessel at length to Nelson's assistance, took
his ship in tow, and used his best endeavours to bring her and his own vessel ...
/.../confessions of an inquiring spirit etc/essay iv the generous spirit.htm

He Careth for Thee.
... It gnaws at the very vitals of the soul. A strong cable made of many fine wires
was stretched across the river and was used to tow a heavy scow back and forth. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/orr/how to live a holy life/he careth for thee.htm

Cast Your Eye Round the Room in which You Sit...
... them might even be practical. He could tow a boat or lasso a horse. He could
play cat's-cradle, or pick oakum. He could construct a ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 17 cast your eye.htm

Isaiah's Discourse
... no water. And the strong shall be as tow, and his work as a spark; and
they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them. ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/iii isaiahs discourse.htm

The Voyage and Shipwreck
... The lifeboat, their only means of escape in case the ship should founder,
was in tow and liable to be dashed in pieces any moment. ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 42 the voyage and.htm

Thesaurus
Tow (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) The act of towing, or the state of being towed; --chiefly used in the phrase,
to take in tow, that is to tow. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TOW. ...
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Flax (11 Occurrences)
... flax," literally, "flax of the tree," put on the roof to dry (Joshua 2:6); (3) to
the fine fibers used for lighting: the King James Version "tow," "flax," the ...
/f/flax.htm - 13k

Taw (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Tow. 2. (vt) To push; to tug; to tow. 3. (vt)
To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge. ...
/t/taw.htm - 7k

Boats (11 Occurrences)
... The calkers were those who filled up seams or cracks in the timbers with tow and
covered them over with tar or wax, after the manner of the instruction given ...
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Ships (46 Occurrences)
... The calkers were those who filled up seams or cracks in the timbers with tow and
covered them over with tar or wax, after the manner of the instruction given ...
/s/ships.htm - 53k

Quenching (4 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 1:31 And the strong hath been for tow, And his work for a spark, And burned
have both of them together, And there is none quenching! (YLT). ...
/q/quenching.htm - 7k

Link (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A torch made of tow and pitch, or the
like. 2. (n.) A single ring or division of a chain. 3. (n ...
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Liers-in-wait (10 Occurrences)
... And she said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he brake the
withes, as a string of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. ...
/l/liers-in-wait.htm - 10k

Withes (3 Occurrences)
... And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the
withes, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. ...
/w/withes.htm - 8k

Warp (9 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To weave; to fabricate. 5. (vt) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line,
or warp, attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object. ...
/w/warp.htm - 12k

Concordance
Tow (3 Occurrences)

Judges 16:9
Now she had an ambush waiting in the inner chamber. She said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" He broke the cords, as a string of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So his strength was not known.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 1:31
And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 43:17
Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Subtopics

Tow

Tow: (A Piece of String)

Related Terms

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Taw (1 Occurrence)

Boats (11 Occurrences)

Ships (46 Occurrences)

Quenching (4 Occurrences)

Link (2 Occurrences)

Liers-in-wait (10 Occurrences)

Withes (3 Occurrences)

Warp (9 Occurrences)

Withs (3 Occurrences)

Thongs (7 Occurrences)

Track (4 Occurrences)

Toward (2464 Occurrences)

Tourists (2 Occurrences)

Easily (15 Occurrences)

Discovered (46 Occurrences)

Distaff (2 Occurrences)

Breaketh (49 Occurrences)

Bowstrings (4 Occurrences)

Smelling (8 Occurrences)

Snaps (2 Occurrences)

Snapped (4 Occurrences)

String (12 Occurrences)

Abiding (40 Occurrences)

Thread (32 Occurrences)

Ambush (39 Occurrences)

Cords (80 Occurrences)

Brake (80 Occurrences)

Toucheth (45 Occurrences)

Inner (141 Occurrences)

Touches (55 Occurrences)

Chamber (73 Occurrences)

Maker (55 Occurrences)

Broke (153 Occurrences)

Piece (93 Occurrences)

Towing (1 Occurrence)

Wait (223 Occurrences)

Samson (37 Occurrences)

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Philistines (224 Occurrences)

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