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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thew /ˈθu, ˈθju/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thew n.
 Note: [Chiefly used in the plural Thews ]
 1. Manner; custom; habit; form of behavior; qualities of mind; disposition; specifically, good qualities; virtues. [Obs.]
 For her great light
 Of sapience, and for her thews clear.   --Chaucer.
    Evil speeches destroy good thews.   --Wyclif (1 Cor. xv. 33).
    To be upbrought in gentle thews and martial might.   --Spenser.
 2. Muscle or strength; nerve; brawn; sinew.
 And I myself, who sat apart
 And watched them, waxed in every limb;
 I felt the thews of Anakim,
 The pules of a Titan's heart.   --Tennyson.