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haw 1

 (hô)
n.
An utterance used by a speaker who is fumbling for words.
intr.v. hawed, haw·ing, haws
To fumble in speaking.

[Imitative.]

haw 2

 (hô)
n.
1. The fruit of a hawthorn.
2. A hawthorn or similar tree or shrub.

[Middle English, from Old English haga.]

haw 3

 (hô)
n.
1. A nictitating membrane, especially of a domesticated animal.
2. An inflamed condition of this membrane.

[Origin unknown.]

haw 4

 (hô)
interj.
Used to command an animal pulling a load to turn to the left.
intr.v. hawed, haw·ing, haws
To turn to the left.

haws

- If an animal haws, it turns or moves to the left.
See also related terms for moves.
References in classic literature ?
And this blessed gift of venerating love has been given to too many humble craftsmen since the world began for us to feel any surprise that it should have existed in the soul of a Methodist carpenter half a century ago, while there was yet a lingering after-glow from the time when Wesley and his fellow-labourer fed on the hips and haws of the Cornwall hedges, after exhausting limbs and lungs in carrying a divine message to the poor.
The difficulty now was to find timber of sufficient size for the construction of canoes, the trees in these high mountain regions being chiefly a scrubbed growth of pines and cedars, aspens, haws, and service-berries, and a small kind of cotton-tree, with a leaf resembling that of the willow.
He laughs suddenly haw from an eager exulting face, then haw again, and then, when you are thanking heaven that it is at last over, comes a final haw, louder than the others.
He was hollow-eyed; he was muddy; there was not a haw left in him.
Reads, reproducing her pronunciation exactly] "Cheer ap, Keptin; n' haw ya flahr orf a pore gel.
Haws boss Finlayson said: "I'm happy, it's an improvement.
As you may know, Haws has a reputation for making wonderfully functional watering cans, so when Wally offered to send a sample of the new Haws wand, I said sure
Hee Haws Cantona had half a length on Shaw Cross at the second bend with Ardfert Billy a mighty threatening third.