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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mow, a heap, and Mow,
 
to cut down, are quite different words. Mow, a heap, is the Anglo-Saxon mowe; but mow, to cut down, is the Anglo-Saxon máw-an.   1
   There is a third Mow (a wry face), which is the French moue, as “Faire la moue à [quel qu’un],” to make faces at someone, and “Faire la moue,” to pout or sulk. (Dutch, mowe.)   2
 


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