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- (archaic or poetic) plural form of
1837 7 January 1837, Colonel Sykes, “The British Assocation. Seventh Meeting: Liverpool”, The Literary gazette and journal of the belles lettres, arts, sciences, &c, number 1042, W.A. Scripps, page 606:
- This is followed by a deluge of rain for an hour or two. Dews are very copious,– fogs little known. The climate is very salubrious.
Although a countable sense of dew is still used, the plural form is no longer in common usage.