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- (dialectal, proscribed) drown
- Archaic spelling of drowned.
1591, Edmund Spenser, The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5:
- One of his feete unwares from him did slide, That downe hee fell into the deepe abisse, 545 Where drownd with him is all his earthlie blisse.
1676, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler:
- God quickened in the Sea and in the Rivers, So many fishes of so many features, That in the waters we may see all Creatures; Even all that on the earth is to be found, As if the world were in deep waters drownd.