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  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.] 




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