MEW. A receptacle for hawks changing their feathers: whence the stables called the Mews, that stood at Charing Cross, took that name, having been anciently full of mews, where the king's hawks were kept. Hence therefore our use of the term " Mews," applied to stables, coach-houses, and apartments for coachmen,&c. The principal squares and streets of the metropolis have their respective mews.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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