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chawing


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  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. 




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