Usage examples for mowed

  1. As one by one I mowed them down without the loss of a single game, my superiority became apparent. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  2. The youngest and strongest and best of us had been mowed down before a four- years' rain of bullets and there were few enough of us left to build again. – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. We allowed them to come up very closely again and once more our deadly Mauser fire mowed them down, compelling those who went scot- free to go down flat on the ground, while during this charge some who had been obliged to drop down, now jumped up and ran away. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  4. The weeds that grow in the interval may be mowed, and allowed to fall under the bushes. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  5. The moon had mowed the stars, but the sky was visibly blue. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  6. The scythes mowed them all down in May, and again in July, in the broad " millpound," so that they do not grow so tall by the main stream; but the back brook, the natural course of the river before the mills were made, was left unmolested by the mowers, and is a mass of life and colour. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  7. The master unhitched the horse, carried the bag to the granary, mowed a lot of grass, and put it into the cart. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  8. Probably the cheapest and best fertilizer on upland is clover mowed and left to decay where it fell. – The Apple by Various
  9. Claude went to recover her strength in the south of France, and Sarah Woodham was left in charge of the house, about which Reuben Brime sighed as he mowed the grass, and groaned as he drove in his spade; but Sarah did not heed, and he too used to think to himself that he might as well put out his pipe some night by taking a plunge off the end of the pier. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  10. And there he mowed the trampled clover, and obliterated her footprints with his own. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  11. Soon afterwards when one of the maids was mowing in the garden, and saw Thumbling jumping about and creeping up and down the plants, she mowed him up quickly with the grass, tied all in a great cloth, and secretly threw it to the cows. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  12. So the man set to work and mowed it down so quietly and quickly that the people opened their mouths with astonishment. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  13. The Vitellians rolled down huge masses of stones, and, as the sheltering cover of shields parted and wavered, they thrust at it with lances and poles, until at last the whole structure was broken up and they mowed down the torn and bleeding soldiers beneath with terrible slaughter. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  14. " The infantry," says Scott, " could not advance in column without being mowed down by grape and canister, nor advance in line without being ridden down by the enemy's numerous horsemen." – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  15. If we could see men mowed down- wounded, close up, as our soldiers see them. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  16. Progress was slow, and hindered by many vexatious obstacles- low walls and brushwood, ruined cottages, and many dangerous pitfalls on the vine- clad slopes- obstacles that forbade all speed, yet gave no cover from the pitiless fire that searched every corner, and mowed men down like grass. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  17. As the other shrieked and sprang, he was mowed down by the hurtling body of his fellow priest which Kirby flung forward mightily. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  18. The dogs flew at the throats of the Indians, and strangled or tore them in pieces; whilst the Spaniards, with the eagerness of hunters, pursued and mowed down the unresisting fugitives. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  19. The Gascons received the charge with coolness, and under cover of a murderous fire from the artillery in front, which mowed down the foremost ranks of their assailants- sustained the whole weight of the first onset without flinching. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  20. Behind the garage was a smooth stretch of lawn, fifty feet in diameter, carefully mowed and rolled. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan