Plew vs Alew - What's the difference?

plew | alew |

As nouns the difference between plew and alew

is that plew is (north america) beaver pelt while alew is (obsolete|rare) a cry of despair.




(en noun)
  • (North America) beaver pelt
  • * 1967 , John Arkas Hawgood, America's Western Frontiers: The Exploration and Settlement , page 96
  • The cured "plew " of the adult beaver weighed about a pound and a half and at best would fetch from four to six dollars a pound at the mountain rendezvous
  • * 2001 , Armstrong Sperry, Wagons Westward: The Old Trail to Santa Fe page 7
  • *:"The days when a good plew fetched six dollars, beaver or kitten, is over," he grumbled. "The beaver trade's rubbed out, Lank.
  • * 2005 , Ralph Moody, Stanley Galli, Kit Carson And The Wild Frontier , Page 46
  • The price for a pint was a beaver plew' or an Indian buffalo robe. Coffee and gunpowder were a '''plew''' or a robe a pound, blankets fifteen ' plews apiece,






    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, rare) A cry of despair.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.6:
  • *:Yet did she not lament with loude alew , / As women wont, but with deepe sighes and singults few.