sorrow

Venereal term used for prostitutes. Not as in venereal disease, but as in venery, relating to hunting, archaic term used now to indicate groups of like animals.

pod of whales, pride of lions, senate of crows.

It was late and Humphrey was in the wrong part of town: crack dealers in the alleys and a sorrow of prostitutes on the corner.


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  • Sorrow — is the name of: * Several songs: ** Sorrow (Pink Floyd song), a 1987 song by Pink Floyd from their album A Momentary Lapse of Reason ** Sorrow (Box Car Racer song) 9th track on Box Car Racer s self titled album (2002). Box Car Racer ** Sorrow… …   Wikipedia

  • sorrow — n Sorrow, grief, heartache, heartbreak, anguish, woe, regret, though not close synonyms, share the idea of distress of mind. Sorrow is the most general term, implying a sense of loss or of guilt {when you depart from me, sorrow abides and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Sorrow — puede referirse a: Sorrow, sencillo de Bad Religion. Sorrow, canción de Flyleaf. Sorrow, canción de Pink Floyd. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a través de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sorrow — Sor row, n. [OE. sorwe, sorewe, sor?e, AS. sorg, sorh; akin to D. zorg care, anxiety, OS. sorga, OHG. sorga, soraga, suorga, G. sorge, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sorg, Goth. sa[ u]rga; of unknown origin.] The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorrow — Sor row, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sorrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sorrowing}.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. sa[ u]rgan. See {Sorrow}, n.] To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorrow — ► NOUN 1) deep distress caused by loss or disappointment. 2) a cause of sorrow. ► VERB ▪ feel sorrow. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • sorrow — [sär′ō, sôr′ō] n. [ME sorwe < OE sorg, akin to Ger sorge < IE base * swergh , to worry, be ill > Sans sūrkṣati, he worries about, Lith sergù, to be sick] 1. mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; sadness, grief, or regret …   English World dictionary

  • Sorrow — Chanson par Pink Floyd extrait de l’album A Momentary Lapse of Reason Pays  Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sorrow — [n] extreme upset, grief affliction, agony, anguish, bad news*, big trouble*, blow, blues*, care, catastrophe, dejection, depression, distress, dolor, grieving, hardship, heartache, heartbreak, lamenting, melancholy, misery, misfortune, mourning …   New thesaurus

  • sorrow — index distress (anguish), pain, plaint, remorse, tragedy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sorrow — (n.) O.E. sorg grief, regret, trouble, care, from P.Gmc. *surgo (Cf. O.S. sorga, O.N. sorg, M.Du. sorghe, Du. zorg, O.H.G. soraga, Ger. sorge, Goth. saurga), perhaps from PIE *swergh (Cf. Skt. surksati cares for, Lith …   Etymology dictionary

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