(Tout"er) n. One who seeks customers, as for an inn, a public conveyance, shops, and the like: hence, an obtrusive candidate for office. [Colloq.]

The prey of ring droppers, . . . duffers, touters, or any of those bloodless sharpers who are, perhaps, better known to the police.

(Touze) v.t & i. See Touse. [Prov. Eng.]

(Tow) n. [OE. tow, AS. tow, akin to OD. touw, Icel. a tuft of wool for spinning; cf. E. taw, v.t.] The coarse and broken part of flax or hemp, separated from the finer part by the hatchel or swingle.

(Tow), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Towed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Towing.] [OE. towen, toen; akin to OFries. toga to pull about, OHG. zogon, Icel. toga, AS. tohline a towline, and AS.teón to draw, p. p. getogen. See Tug] To draw or pull through the water, as a vessel of any kind, by means of a rope.

(Tow) n. [Cf. Icel. taug a rope, from the same root as E. tow, v. t.]

1. A rope by which anything is towed; a towline, or towrope.

2. The act of towing, or the state of being towed; —chiefly used in the phrase, to take in tow, that is to tow.

3. That which is towed, or drawn by a towline, as a barge, raft, collection of boats, ect.

(Tow"age) n. [From Tow, v. Cf. F. touage.]

1. The act of towing.

2. The price paid for towing.

(Tow"all) n. A towel. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(To"ward, To"wards) prep.[AS. impending, imminent, future, toward, towards. See ward, wards.]

1. In the direction of; to.

He set his face toward the wilderness.
Num. xxiv. 1.

The waves make towards'b6 the pebbled shore.

2. With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.

His eye shall be evil toward his brother.
Deut. xxviii. 54.

Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.
Acts xxiv. 16.

3. Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.

This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble.

4. Near; about; approaching to.

I am toward nine years older since I left you.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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