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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.
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1. (Games, other than specified) the line from which the players shoot in marbles
2. back to taws informal Austral back to the beginning
3. (Games, other than specified) a large marble used for shooting
4. (Games, other than specified) a game of marbles
[C18: of unknown origin]


vb (tr)
1. (Tanning) to convert (skins) into white leather by treatment with mineral salts, such as alum and salt, rather than by normal tanning processes
2. archaic or dialect to flog; beat
[Old English tawian; compare Old High German zouwen to prepare, Gothic taujan to make]
ˈtawer n
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1. a playing marble used as a shooter.
2. a game in which marbles are knocked out of a circle drawn on the ground by using a marble as a shooter.
3. Also called taw′ line`. the line from which the players shoot.
4. to shoot a marble.



1. to prepare or dress (a raw material) for use or further manipulation.
2. to convert (animal skin) into white leather by the application of minerals, emulsions, etc.
3. Archaic. to flog; thrash.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English tawian, akin to Middle Dutch touwen to dress (skins), Old High German zawjan, zowjan to hasten, Runic Norse tawido (he) made, Gothic taujan to do, make; akin to tool, tow2]
taw′er, n.


(tɑv, tɔv, tɑf, tɔf)

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Past participle: tawed
Gerund: tawing

I taw
you taw
he/she/it taws
we taw
you taw
they taw
I tawed
you tawed
he/she/it tawed
we tawed
you tawed
they tawed
Present Continuous
I am tawing
you are tawing
he/she/it is tawing
we are tawing
you are tawing
they are tawing
Present Perfect
I have tawed
you have tawed
he/she/it has tawed
we have tawed
you have tawed
they have tawed
Past Continuous
I was tawing
you were tawing
he/she/it was tawing
we were tawing
you were tawing
they were tawing
Past Perfect
I had tawed
you had tawed
he/she/it had tawed
we had tawed
you had tawed
they had tawed
I will taw
you will taw
he/she/it will taw
we will taw
you will taw
they will taw
Future Perfect
I will have tawed
you will have tawed
he/she/it will have tawed
we will have tawed
you will have tawed
they will have tawed
Future Continuous
I will be tawing
you will be tawing
he/she/it will be tawing
we will be tawing
you will be tawing
they will be tawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tawing
you have been tawing
he/she/it has been tawing
we have been tawing
you have been tawing
they have been tawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tawing
you will have been tawing
he/she/it will have been tawing
we will have been tawing
you will have been tawing
they will have been tawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tawing
you had been tawing
he/she/it had been tawing
we had been tawing
you had been tawing
they had been tawing
I would taw
you would taw
he/she/it would taw
we would taw
you would taw
they would taw
Past Conditional
I would have tawed
you would have tawed
he/she/it would have tawed
we would have tawed
you would have tawed
they would have tawed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taw - the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script - a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
2.taw - a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
marble - a small ball of glass that is used in various games
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