maw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maw informal terms for the mouth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maw (Zoöl) A gull.
    • Maw A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt. "Bellies and maws of living creatures."
    • n Maw An old game at cards.
    • Maw Appetite; inclination. "Unless you had more maw to do me good."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maw The stomach: now used of human beings only in contempt, and rarely of animals.
    • n maw The crop or craw of a fowl.
    • n maw The sound or air-bladder of a fish.
    • n maw Stomach; appetite; inclination.
    • maw A dialectal (Scotch) form of mow.
    • n maw A dialectal (Scotch) form of mew.
    • n maw An old game at cards, played with a piquet pack of thirty-six cards by any number of persons from two to six.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Maw maw the stomach, esp. in the lower animals: the craw, in birds
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mawe, AS. maga, stomach; akin to D. maag, OHG. mago, G. magen, Icel. magi, Sw. mage, Dan. mave,. √103
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. maga; Ger. magen.

Usage

In literature:

On the opposite portal of the harbor stands St. Mawe's Castle.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
His eyes gleamed like two lamps and he was spitting fire and flame from his maw.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Yo' couldn't hol' 'im no maw 'n nuffin.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
The Maw-Sayah was struggling with his bony hands to extricate himself from the clutches of a monstrous tree-spider!
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
You see Teacher makes 'em all come on moonlight nights; the paws and maws, and the gran'paws and gran'maws, too.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
She was named Marie Louise after her gran'-maw, on'y as a baby she couldn't say it right.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
My maw named Phyllis and she belong to Capt.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He did not dislike seeing those voracious maws stuffed with a fat morsel.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
The mass moved and the huge maw opened before them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Was the maw of the monster there to the eastward bottomless and insatiable?
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
Like a flash he darted toward the bait and it disappeared in his rapacious maw.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
My paw and maw got to own a little piece of land not far from the old place, and paw lived to be 102 and maw 106.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Methinks your maw, like mine, should be your clock, And strike you home without a messenger.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
What's her name, maw?
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
A terrific heat came from its maw of unbroken black, and a peculiar, choking odor, sulphurous.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Down on de aidge of de plantation runs de Neuse so gran'maw gits dar, an' jumps in.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The great maw of the spider, rimmed in red, opened wide as if the Uranian was yawning.
"The Wealth of Echindul" by Noel Miller Loomis
I had him bluffed, all righty; he wouldn't 'a' done it with me and maw there.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
In an instant it was engulfed in his maw.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
Where thou stand'st now, there must Hortenzo hang, Like Tantalus in a maw-eating pang.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
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In poetry:

A vision came ! Hell ope'd its maw
And showed him vivid scenes of pain.
Weeping, among the damned he saw
The souls his voice had called in vain.
"A Preacher" by John Joy Bell
So here again stretch the vale and plain
That moons long-forgotten saw,
And the dead leap gay in the pallid ray,
Sprung out of the tomb's black maw
To shake all the world with awe.
"Hallowe'en In A Suburb" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The lads and the lasses were deeing in dizzens,
The tane kill'd wi' love, and the tither wi' spleen;
The ploughing, the sawing, the shearing, the mawing,-
A' wark was forgotten for Barrochan Jean!
"Barrochan Jean" by Robert Tannahill
The farmer man I seldom saw;
I pierced my eggs and sucked them raw;
Sweet mil refreshed my ravaged maw.
So slowly days and weeks went by,
And always I would wonder why
I did not die. . . I did not die.
"My Cancer Cure" by Robert W Service
"For below me it lay yet mountain-deep
The purply darksome maw;
And though to the ear it was dead asleep,
The ghasted eye, down staring, saw
How with dragons, lizards, salamanders crawling,
The hell-jaws horrible were sprawling.
"The Diver" by George MacDonald
We have dreamed throughout the night
Not of glory without end, But the whirlwind of the fight
Which the coming day would send ; We were tempted and we fell
To the bitter depths and then From the very maw of hell We have struggled back again.
"Ballad Of The Brave" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

Top O' The World, MAW .
Out of the maw of Minnesota.
Norman Ryan, the New York representative for Faber Music, Mr Maw 's publisher, said the cause of death was heart failure, with complications of diabetes and dementia.
During Maw 's employment, ACCI decided to require all of its employees above a certain level to execute agreements containing non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.
Mouthpiece Theater Video Political commentary from two of the biggest maws in Washington.
Political commentary from two of the biggest maws in Washington.
In this Nov 10, 2012 photo, an immigration officer fills out forms during an operation to verify the citizenship of Muslims living in the western Myanmar village of Sin Thet Maw.
In this photo taken on Nov 10, 2012, Muslim refugees walk as Myanmar police officers stand guard at Sin Thet Maw relief camp in Pauktaw township, Rakhine state, western Myanmar.
Nov 10, 2012: In this photo, Muslim refugees walk as Burma police officers stand guard at Sin Thet Maw relief camp in Pauktaw township, Rakhine state, western Burma.
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) joins other agencies fighting the wildfires burning in East County's backcountry , CalFire Capt.
Like this one, " well I was drunk the day my maw got outta prison, and I went to pick her up in the rain ".
In this photo taken on Nov 10, 2012, Muslim refugees walk as Myanmar police officers stand guard at Sin Thet Maw relief camp in Pauktaw township, Rakhine state, western Myanmar .
SIN THET MAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar 's government has launched a major operation aimed at verifying the citizenship of Muslims in western Rakhine state, the coastal territory that has been torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim violence since June.
Vegan Purity in the Maw of Capitalism.
Rush Hour Swallowed Up in the Maw of Michael Huynh.
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In science:

The well-known Maw-Flow Min-Cut theorem says that the maximum flow equals the minimal cutset sum (cf ).
Random walks in random Dirichlet environment are transient in dimension $d\ge 3$
Comparison and evaluation over a range of inputs Now that we have identified suitable values of design parameters, we now evaluate and compare the performance of our approach across different values of n, both for the SANS scenario in Fig. 4 and MAWS in Fig. 3.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
Moreover, we also found that our approach drastically reduces network load at the central server by 55% and 27% for both the MAWS and SANS cases respectively.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
The Rounding approach stays well within 20% of the lower bound in the MAWS case, and within 5% in the SANS case.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
It is a question that is relevant not just for the heavy fermion systems but also the iron based superconductors where issues such as local moment physics versus itinerancy are actively being investigated as we heard from Nan-Lin Wang and from Maw-Kuen Wu .
Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases: Summary and Outlook
MAW 2f -star if each species-1 chain has two neighbors of species2 whereas it will behave differently if the chains are ordered such that each species is in one bulk of chains.
Copolymer Networks: Multifractal dimension spectra in polymer field theory
Thus, the copolymer generalization of the MAW star adds another problem, for which a rigorous formulation in terms of an exactly solvable 2D model is yet to be found.
Copolymer Networks: Multifractal dimension spectra in polymer field theory
Our formalism describes homogeneous polymer stars, stars of mutually avoiding walks (MAW), and the situation of two mutually interacting stars.
Copolymer Networks and Stars: Scaling Exponents
In 2D however, each chain of a star will interact only with its direct neighbors. A star described here by ηG f f will behave like a MAW 2f -star if each species-1 chain has two neighbors of species-2 whereas it will behave differently if the chains are ordered such that each species is in one bulk of chains.
Copolymer Networks and Stars: Scaling Exponents
Thus, the copolymer generalization of the MAW star adds another problem, for which a rigorous formulation in terms of an exactly solvable 2D model is yet to be found.
Copolymer Networks and Stars: Scaling Exponents
We consider a species A of self- and mutually avoiding chains (SAW), species B and B′ of both self and mutually transparent chains (RW) and a species C of self-transparent but mutually avoiding chains (MAW).
Scaling of star polymers: high order results
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