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1. an unpowered barge used for freight; lighter
2. (esp in the midwestern US) a sailing yacht with a flat bottom, designed to plane
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(in Russian, shalanda), a small, shallow-draft vessel used in loading and unloading large ships lying in roads and for transporting earth or small cargoes. Large scows are usually self-propelled. Scows that are used to remove earth excavated by dredges are usually equipped with doors in the bottom for dumping. The Russian word shalanda is also used for flat-bottomed, sail-rigged fishing boats that have a centerboard and that operate on the Black Sea.

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Schmidt R, Battaglia V, Scow K, Kane S, Hristova KR.
(11.) "Chief Scow's House," Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies, Simon Fraser University, http://www.sfu.
Tina Dion, a Cree lawyer in Vancouver, met Scow in 1996 when he appealed to her University of British Columbia law class for help.
the scow while assisting in the repair of the scow's engine.
Adam Scow is the California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch.
Little Casino has a terrifying description of a kid attempting a leap from this pier onto a scow, falling into the water and suffering a gory death, as the scow is pushed by a swell and crushes him against a supporting timber.
* Sea Quest Kids presents free programs, first come, first served, where they teach kids to build a boat in two days: They make a 10-foot scow skiff, the paddles, oars, mast and outboard bracket.
VOCs could become the potential carbon source for microbial communities in soil from the rhizosphere of plant roots (the narrow region of soil that is directly influenced by root secretions and associated soil microorganisms) as indicated in the studies of Owen, et al., Holden and Firestone, and Fan and Scow. (6,7,8) One study using such a system has shown that three plants in a real office with an average floor area of 13 [m.sub.2] (140 [ft.sub.2]) were more than enough to reduce total VOC levels by more than 75%.
Consequently, the Senate Committee on Women (SCOW) was established in 1977.
Thus things were going very well in our office, but trouble was brewing in Wales, when the Steel Company of Wales (SCOW) expressed their concern at what they saw as a big threat from Teesside to their steelmaking.
However, investigations in the 1950s demonstrated that thyroid hormone (TH) plays a very significant role in skeletal muscle formation (Scow, 1951).
(1.) Karen Whonnock, The Scow Institute, Aboriginal Courts in Canada, April 2008 library/documents/Aboriginal_Courts.