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Take in Tow (To)

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Take under guidance. A man who takes a lad in tow acts as his guide and director. To tow a ship or barge is to guide and draw it along by tow-lines.

“Too proud for bards to take in tow my name.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Taghairm
Taherites
Tail
Tails
Tails
Tailors
Tailor’s Sword (A), or A Tailor’s Dagger
Take a Back Seat (To)
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Take Mourning (To)
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Taking On
Taking a Sight
Taking Time by the Forelock
Talbotype
Tale
Tale of a Tub (The)
Talent