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Definition of DAW

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Daw \Daw\ (d[add]), n. [OE. dawe; akin to OHG. t[=a]ha, MHG. t[=a]he, t[=a]hele, G. dohle. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zool.) A European bird of the Crow family ({Corvus monedula}), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw. [1913 Webster]

           The loud daw, his throat
           displaying, draws
           The whole assembly of his fellow daws.   --Waller. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The daw was reckoned as a silly bird, and a daw meant a simpleton. See in Shakespeare: -- "Then thou dwellest with daws too." (--Coriolanus iv. 5, 1. 47.) --Skeat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Daw \Daw\, v. i. [OE. dawen. See {Dawn}.] To dawn. [Obs.] See Dawn. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Daw \Daw\, v. t. [Contr. fr. {Adaw}.]
     1. To rouse. [Obs.]
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     2. To daunt; to terrify. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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