Alew vs Alow - What's the difference?
As a noun alew
is (obsolete|rare) a cry of despair.
As an adverb alow is
As a preposition alow is
(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.
*1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.8:
*:Sometimes aloft he layd, sometimes alow , / Now here, now there, and oft him neare he mist […].
(nautical) Towards the lower part of a vessel; towards the lower rigging or the decks.
* 1859 , (James Fenimore Cooper), The Red Rover: A Tale :
- I think you said something concerning the manner in which yonder ship has anchored, and of the condition they keep things alow and aloft?