Staw

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Staw To be fixed or set; to stay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • staw To stand still; become stalled or mired, as a cart; be fixed or set.
    • staw To put to a standstill.
    • staw To clog; glut; surfeit; disgust.
    • staw A preterit of steal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Staw staw (prov.) to stand still, become fixed
    • v.t Staw (Scot.) to surfeit, to scunner at
    • n Staw a surfeit
    • Staw staw a Scotch form of stole.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. staae, to stand, Sw. stå,. √163

Usage

In literature:

I trow an hour o't wad staw them.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1." by Sir Walter Scott
I trow an hour o't wad staw them.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
He had gotten a staw of the red soldiers, he said, and wished for that time to see no more of them.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
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