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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stow v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed p. pr. & vb. n. Stowing.]
 1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
    Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides.   --Dryden.
 2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
    Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter?   --Shak.
 3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.