Ewe vs Ewre - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between ewe and ewre
is that ewe
is the ewe language while ewre
is (rare) rust; oxide.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
* Because of its pronunciation and despite its spelling, this word most commonly takes the indefinite article (a) rather than (an).
(rare) Rust; oxide.
*1634 , Lowe, Chirurg. :
*1881 , George Grant Francis, The Smelting of Copper in the Swansea District of South Wales :
- By the continuall sorting and telling of this coyne, then did enter of the ewre of that brasse and copper under the nails of her fingers.
- Wee are able to melt it w'th two fornises in the space of 40 weekes the quantitie of 560 tonne of ewre' if wee might have it, and if the ' ewre be clean and well sorted the mor copper it will yeld.