Part of speech: noun

A sinew or muscle; in the plural, bodily strength.

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Usage examples "thew":

  1. " Mr. Jocelyn Thew is his name," Crawshay replied. - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. The first engravers of England were employed to transfer these gems to copper, and such artists as Sharp, Bartolozzi, Earlom, Thew, Simon, Middiman, Watson, Fyttler, Wilson, and many others, exerted their talents for years in this great work. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)", S. Spooner.
  3. Captain Thew, above named, afterwards commanded the John Watkins, a schooner plying to York. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.