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daw


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daw  \Daw\,  v.  t.  [Contr.  fr  {Adaw}.] 
  1.  To  rouse.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  daunt;  to  terrify.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daw  \Daw\  (d[add]),  n.  [OE.  dawe;  akin  to  OHG.  t[=a]ha,  MHG. 
  t[=a]he,  t[=a]hele,  G.  dohle.  Cf  {Caddow}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  European  bird  of  the  Crow  family  ({Corvus  monedula}),  often 
  nesting  in  church  towers  and  ruins;  a  jackdaw. 
 
  The  loud  daw,  his  throat  displaying,  draws  The  whole 
  assembly  of  his  fellow  daws.  --Waller. 
 
  Note:  The  daw  was  reckoned  as  a  silly  bird,  and  a  daw  meant  a 
  simpleton.  See  in  Shakespeare:  --  ``Then  thou  dwellest 
  with  daws  too.''  (--Coriolanus  iv  5,  1.  47.)  --Skeat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daw  \Daw\,  v.  i.  [OE.  dawen.  See  {Dawn}.] 
  To  dawn.  [Obs.]  See  Dawn.  --Drayton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daw 
  n  :  common  black-and-gray  Eurasian  bird  noted  for  thievery  [syn: 
  {jackdaw},  {Corvus  monedula}] 




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