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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haw  \Haw\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  turn,  as  a  team,  to  the  near  side  or  toward  the 
  driver;  as  to  haw  a  team  of  oxen. 
 
  {To  haw  and  gee},  or  {To  haw  and  gee  about},  to  lead  this  way 
  and  that  at  will  to  lead  by  the  nose;  to  master  or 
  control.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haw  \Haw\,  n.  [OE.  hawe,  AS  haga;  akin  to  D.  haag  headge,  G. 
  hag,  hecke,  Icel.  hagi  pasture,  Sw  hage,  Dan.  have  garden. 
  ???.  Cf  {Haggard},  {Ha-ha},  {Haugh},  {Hedge}.] 
  1.  A  hedge;  an  inclosed  garden  or  yard. 
 
  And  eke  there  was  a  polecat  in  his  haw.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  The  fruit  of  the  hawthorn.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haw  \Haw\,  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.]  (Anat.) 
  The  third  eyelid,  or  nictitating  membrane.  See  {Nictitating 
  membrane},  under  {Nictitate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haw  \Haw\,  n.  [Cf.  ha  an  interjection  of  wonder,  surprise,  or 
  hesitation.] 
  An  intermission  or  hesitation  of  speech,  with  a  sound 
  somewhat  like  haw!  also  the  sound  so  made  ``Hums  or  haws.'' 
  --Congreve. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haw  \Haw\,  v.  i. 
  To  stop,  in  speaking,  with  a  sound  like  haw;  to  speak  with 
  interruption  and  hesitation. 
 
  Cut  it  short;  don't  prose  --  don't  hum  and  haw. 
  --Chesterfield. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haw  \Haw\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hawed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hawing}.]  [Written  also  hoi.]  [Perhaps  connected  with  here 
  hither;  cf.,  however,  F.  huhau  hue,  interj.  used  in  turning 
  a  horse  to  the  right  G.  hott,  h["u],  interj.  used  in  calling 
  to  a  horse.] 
  To  turn  to  the  near  side  or  toward  the  driver;  --  said  of 
  cattle  or  a  team:  a  word  used  by  teamsters  in  guiding  their 
  teams,  and  most  frequently  in  the  imperative.  See  {Gee}. 
 
  {To  haw  and  gee},  or  {To  haw  and  gee  about},  to  go  from  one 
  thing  to  another  without  good  reason;  to  have  no  settled 
  purpose;  to  be  irresolute  or  unstable.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haw 
  n  1:  a  spring-flowering  shrub  or  small  tree  of  the  genus 
  Crataegus  [syn:  {hawthorn}] 
  2:  the  nictitating  membrane  of  a  horse 
  v  :  utter  haw" 




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