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Definition of PAW

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Paw \Paw\, v. i.
     To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot. --Job xxxix. 21. [1913 Webster]

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

Paw \Paw\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pawing}.]
     1. To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely. [1913 Webster]

     2. To scrape or beat with the forefoot.
        [1913 Webster]

              His hot courser pawed the Hungarian plane.
                                                    --Tickell. [1913 Webster]

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

Paw \Paw\ (p[add]), n. [OE. pawe, poue, OF. poe: cf. patte, LG. pote, D. poot, G. pfote.]
     1. The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc. [1913 Webster]

     2. The hand. [Jocose] --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]

     {Paw clam} (Zool.), the tridacna; -- so called because shaped like an animal's paw. [1913 Webster]

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

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "paw":
     arch, bad, claws, clubfoot, clutches, coarse, come in contact, digit, digits, dirty, dog, extremity, fangs, feel, feel of, fetlock, filthy, finger, fingernails, fingers, flick, foot, forefoot, forepaw, foul, handle, hands, harefoot, heel, hoof, hooks, ill-behaved, indecent, instep, jaws, mandibles, manipulate, maxillae, meathooks, misbehaving, mischievous, mitts, nails, nasty, nippers, pad, palm, palpate, pastern, patte, pedal extremity, pedes, pes, pied, pincers, ply, poke at, pounces, prod, pug, raunchy, smutty, sole, splayfoot, talons, tap, teeth, thumb, toe, tootsy, touch, trotter, twiddle, unguals, ungula, ungulae, vulgar, wield


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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