Words whose third letter is W
Bow(v. t.) An arcograph.
Bow-compass(n.) An arcograph.
Bowl(n.) A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Cowfish(n.) A California dolphin (Tursiops Gillii).
Cow parsley() An umbelliferous plant of the genus Chaerophyllum (C. temulum and C. sylvestre).
Cow parsnip() A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus Heracleum (H. sphondylium in England, and H. lanatum in America).
Dew(n.) Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.
Dew-point(n.) The temperature at which dew begins to form. It varies with the humidity and temperature of the atmosphere.
Dowitcher(n.) The red-breasted or gray snipe (Macrorhamphus griseus); -- called also brownback, and grayback.
Downweed(n.) Cudweed, a species of Gnaphalium.
Fawn(n.) A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
Fawner(n.) One who fawns; a sycophant.
Fowler's solution() An aqueous solution of arsenite of potassium, of such strength that one hundred parts represent one part of arsenious acid, or white arsenic; -- named from Fowler, an English physician who first brought it into use.
Hawk(v. t.) To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
Hawk(n.) An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.
Hawk(v. t.) To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.
Hawk moth() Any moth of the family Sphingidae, of which there are numerous genera and species. They are large, handsome moths, which fly mostly at twilight and hover about flowers like a humming bird, sucking the honey by means of a long, slender proboscis. The larvae are large, hairless caterpillars ornamented with green and other bright colors, and often with a caudal spine. See Sphinx, also Tobacco worm, and Tomato worm.
Howdah(n.) A seat or pavilion, generally covered, fastened on the back of an elephant, for the rider or riders.
Jewbush(n.) A euphorbiaceous shrub of the genus Pedilanthus (P. tithymaloides), found in the West Indies, and possessing powerful emetic and drastic qualities.
Law(n.) In philosophy and physics: A rule of being, operation, or change, so certain and constant that it is conceived of as imposed by the will of God or by some controlling authority; as, the law of gravitation; the laws of motion; the law heredity; the laws of thought; the laws of cause and effect; law of self-preservation.
Newt(n.) Any one of several species of small aquatic salamanders. The common British species are the crested newt (Triton cristatus) and the smooth newt (Lophinus punctatus). In America, Diemictylus viridescens is one of the most abundant species.
Bower-Barff process() A certain process for producing upon articles of iron or steel an adherent coating of the magnetic oxide of iron (which is not liable to corrosion by air, moisture, or ordinary acids). This is accomplished by producing, by oxidation at about 1600? F. in a closed space, a coating containing more or less of the ferric oxide (Fe2O3) and the subsequent change of this in a reduced atmosphere to the magnetic oxide (Fe2O4).
Cowalker(n.) A phantasmic or "astral" body deemed to be separable from the physical body and capable of acting independently; a doppelganger.
Pewee(n.) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and phoebe.
Power(n.) Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.
Rewel bone() An obsolete phrase of disputed meaning, -- perhaps, smooth or polished bone.
Sawtooth(n.) An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; -- called also crab-eating seal.
Tow(v. t.) 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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