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chaw


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaw  \Chaw\,  n.  [See  {Chaw},  v.  t.] 
  1.  As  much  as  is  put  in  the  mouth  at  once;  a  chew;  a  quid. 
  [Law] 
 
  2.  [Cf.  {Jaw}.]  The  jaw.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  {Chaw  bacon},  a  rustic;  a  bumpkin;  a  lout.  (Law) 
 
  {Chaw  tooth},  a  grinder.  (Law) 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaw  \Chaw\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chawed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Chawing}.]  [See  {Chew}.] 
  1.  To  grind  with  the  teeth;  to  masticate,  as  food  in  eating; 
  to  chew,  as  the  cud;  to  champ,  as  the  bit. 
 
  The  trampling  steed,  with  gold  and  purple  trapped, 
  Chawing  the  foamy  bit,  there  fiercely  stood. 
  --Surrey. 
 
  2.  To  ruminate  in  thought;  to  consider;  to  keep  the  mind 
  working  upon  to  brood  over  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  A  word  formerly  in  good  use  but  now  regarded  as 
  vulgar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaw 
  n  :  a  wad  of  something  chewable  as  tobacco  [syn:  {chew},  {cud}, 
  {quid},  {plug},  {wad}] 
  v  :  chew  without  swallowing,  as  of  chewing  tobacco 




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