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taw 1

tr.v. tawed, taw·ing, taws
To convert (an animal hide) into white leather by treating it with a mixture containing alum and salt.

[Middle English tawen, from Old English tawian, to prepare.]

taw′er n.

taw 2

1. Chiefly Southern US A large, fancy marble used for shooting.
2. The line from which a player shoots in marbles.
3. A game of marbles.
intr.v. tawed, taw·ing, taws
To shoot a marble.

[Origin unknown.]

taw 3

 (täf, tôf)
Variant of tav.


or taws  (tôz)
pl.n. Chiefly Scots
1. A whip or leather thong used to drive a spinning top.
2. A leather whip divided at the end into strips, formerly used to punish children: "Solider Aristotle played the taws / Upon the bottom of a king of kings" (William Butler Yeats).

[From taw.]


(tɔz, tɑz)

n., pl. taws. Chiefly Scot.
a leather whip having its tip divided into smaller strips, used to punish schoolchildren.
[1505–15; pl. of obsolete taw < Old Norse taug rope, c. Old English tēag tie]


Past participle: tawsed
Gerund: tawsing

I taws
you taws
he/she/it tawses
we taws
you taws
they taws
I tawsed
you tawsed
he/she/it tawsed
we tawsed
you tawsed
they tawsed
Present Continuous
I am tawsing
you are tawsing
he/she/it is tawsing
we are tawsing
you are tawsing
they are tawsing
Present Perfect
I have tawsed
you have tawsed
he/she/it has tawsed
we have tawsed
you have tawsed
they have tawsed
Past Continuous
I was tawsing
you were tawsing
he/she/it was tawsing
we were tawsing
you were tawsing
they were tawsing
Past Perfect
I had tawsed
you had tawsed
he/she/it had tawsed
we had tawsed
you had tawsed
they had tawsed
I will taws
you will taws
he/she/it will taws
we will taws
you will taws
they will taws
Future Perfect
I will have tawsed
you will have tawsed
he/she/it will have tawsed
we will have tawsed
you will have tawsed
they will have tawsed
Future Continuous
I will be tawsing
you will be tawsing
he/she/it will be tawsing
we will be tawsing
you will be tawsing
they will be tawsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tawsing
you have been tawsing
he/she/it has been tawsing
we have been tawsing
you have been tawsing
they have been tawsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tawsing
you will have been tawsing
he/she/it will have been tawsing
we will have been tawsing
you will have been tawsing
they will have been tawsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tawsing
you had been tawsing
he/she/it had been tawsing
we had been tawsing
you had been tawsing
they had been tawsing
I would taws
you would taws
he/she/it would taws
we would taws
you would taws
they would taws
Past Conditional
I would have tawsed
you would have tawsed
he/she/it would have tawsed
we would have tawsed
you would have tawsed
they would have tawsed
References in classic literature ?
Add twenty secondary groups, the waiters, male and female, running with jugs on their heads, gamblers squatting over taws, merelles,* dice, vachettes, the ardent game of tringlet, quarrels in one corner, kisses in another, and the reader will have some idea of this whole picture, over which flickered the light of a great, flaming fire, which made a thousand huge and grotesque shadows dance over the walls of the drinking shop.
Taws looked capable of even more in winning that day and although she has to overcome a reasonable absence, she gets a little bit of help under the conditions of this race and should be on the premises.
Canada's Transportation Safety Board also recommends the wider use of TAWS to help pilots assess their proximity to terrain.
Isabell Ringenoldus, founder of TAWS, was surprised and pleased that she had been awarded the Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur Award of Distinction.
Currently, all AV-8B and FA-18 aircraft have GPWS and TAWS installed.
During their flight from Aberdeen, pilot Michael Tweedie, 55, and his co-pilot saw a TAWS "caution" warning flash up on their instruments for a few seconds, then clear.
WASHINGTON -- Craig Forester, chairman of the International Wood Products Assn's Government Affairs Committee, protested a proposed taw to curb illegal Logging during an Oct.
Business Jet Services' TAWS solution was designed to allow for a simple, straight-forward installation, allowing for minimal aircraft downtime.
For this reason, American universities and colleges that employ foreign workers or admit foreign students to work on technology research must be conscious of the taws concerning deemed exports.
As a result of the chief of naval operations mandate to achieve naval-aviation mishap-reduction goals, in 1987, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) began to evaluate GPWS and TAWS hardware systems.
Rosa Parks and her fellow boycotters ultimately helped to defeat "Jim Crow" taws that restricted blacks' access to buses, restaurants, rest rooms, drinking fountains, and fundamental, civil, rights like voting.