• WordNet 3.6
    • n Shaw British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    • n Shaw United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
    • n Shaw United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
    • n Shaw United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shaw A thicket; a small wood or grove. "Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw .""The green shaws , the merry green woods."
    • Shaw The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Shaw A thicket; a small wood; a shady place; a grove.
    • n Shaw A stem with the leaves, as of a potato or turnip.
    • Shaw An obsolete or dialectal form of show.
    • n Shaw An obsolete form of shah.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shaw shaw a thicket, a small wood:
    • n Shaw shaw (Scot.) a stem with the leaves, as of a potato.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. schawe, schaȝe, thicket, grove, AS. scaga,; akin to Dan. skov, Sw. skog, Icel. skōgr,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scaga; Ice. skógr, Dan. skov.


In literature:

Shaw, the Misses, 537.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
Oh, that I were the shaw in, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
There are brilliant exceptions in the century that lies between Sheridan and Mr. Bernard Shaw, between Maria Edgeworth and Miss Barlow.
"Irish Books and Irish People" by Stephen Gwynn
And there are few besides Mr. Shaw who would deny such supremacy to the tragedies of Shakespeare.
"Personality in Literature" by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
He only knew that he was to put the boy down at Shaw's, the great miller's, near thirty miles along the road.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
Oh, that I were the shaw in, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
I went from there to Shaw Collegiate Institute, which is now Shaw University.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
He only knew that he was to put the boy down at Shaw's, the great miller's, near thirty miles along the road.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
The temptation was irresistible, and Shaw and I rode down upon them.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester

In poetry:

In somer when the shawes be sheyne,
And leves be large and longe,
Hit is full mery in feyre foreste
To here the foulys song.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
In somer when the shawes be sheyne,
And leves be large and long,
Hit is full merry in feyre foreste
To here the foulys song.
"May in the Green-Wood" by Anonymous British
He raised his master in his arms,
And set him on his knee;
And Robin's eyes beheld the skies,
The shaws, the greenwood tree.
"The Death Of Robin Hood" by Eugene Field
An' it fell when sirris-shaws were sere,
An' the nichts were lang and mirk,
In braw new breeks, wi' a gowden ring,
Oor Jocke gaed to the Kirk!
"The Fall of Jock Gillespie" by Rudyard Kipling
When shawes been sheene, and shradds full fayre,
And leeves both large and longe,
Itt is merry, walking in the fayre forrest,
To heare the small birds songe.
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
Svend Vonved binds his sword to his side,
It lists him farther to ride, to ride;
He rode along by the grene shaw;
The Brute-carl there with surprise he saw.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

"Our food tastes better when we work for it," says Hank Shaw of Orangevale, Calif, author of "Hunt, Gather, Cook.
Connor Shaw joins exclusive company as Steve Spurrier's first Gamecock QB at Media Days.
Scott Shaw/The Plain Dealer A group of kids from Beit Shean, Israel, dance and bowl with Jewish kids from Cleveland as part of an exchange program called Diller Ambassadors for Unity.
George Bernard Shaw 's wit wins out in 'The Doctor's Dilemma'.
Augustus Does His Bit ( George Bernard Shaw ).
George Bernard Shaw .
Zelda Marie Woodall-Shaw just created a new homepage.
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw, left, is checked into the boards by Predators defenseman Shea Weber (Chris Sweda/ Tribune photo).
Shaw and Price share a trick.
"Shaw's to Donate Helicopter for Golf Ball Drop".
Don't call Lynette Shaw paranoid.
Mary Shaw Branton Receives the Mary Harriman Award from The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc for Community Leadership in Kansas City, MO.
Jared Shaw, of 31337 Recruiters, frequently pays his clients a visit, and was at the headquarters in Parksville, BC, on Thursday.
Idaho's Princeton McCarty tries to get around the corner as teammate Maurice Shaw appears to grab on to NU's Eric Hagg at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept 11, 2010.
Shaw Cattle Company acquires Turner Brothers' Registered Hereford cattle.

In science:

Unconditionally stable finite difference, nonlinear multigrid simulation of the CahnHilliard-Hele-Shaw system of equations. J.
Convergence Analysis of a Second Order Convex Splitting Scheme for the Modified Phase Field Crystal Equation
The estimate of φc ∼ 30o given by Osterbrock and Shaw comes from an estimate of the relative numbers of Seyfert 1 and Seyfert 2 galaxies per unit volume of space.
An Investigation into the Geometry of Seyfert Galaxies
An experiment to test this possibility could in principle be devised in analogy to the confirmation of deterministic chaos in a dripping water tap by Shaw and collaborators ,.
A possible experimental test to decide if quantum mechanical randomness is due to deterministic chaos in the underlying dynamics
The photometric radius of a PN roughly traces the rate of its dynamic evolution (velocities of PNs are within a very narrow range, see Shaw et al. 2001), therefore the relation of Figure 1 can be used to constraint the hydrodynamic models.
Planetary Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds: Probing Stellar Evolution and Populations
Shaw’s data cover the range from T = 1.825K to T = 2.379K for a N b on C u array with TBK T ≈ 1.63K , see f igure 6.
Dynamics of two-dimensional Josephson junction arrays