daw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n daw common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Daw (Zoöl) A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.☞ 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. "The loud daw , his throat
      displaying, draws
      The whole assembly of his fellow daws ."
    • Daw To daunt; to terrify.
    • v. i Daw To dawn.
    • Daw To rouse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • daw To become day; dawn.
    • n daw A jackdaw. See dawcock.
    • n daw A foolish, empty fellow.
    • n daw A sluggard; a slattern.
    • daw To thrive; prosper; recover health or spirits.
    • daw To cause to recover one's spirits; hearten; encourage; cheer.
    • daw To daunt; frighten.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Daw daw an old English form of dawn.
    • n Daw daw a bird of the crow kind: a jackdaw
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dawe,; akin to OHG. tāha, MHG. tāhe, tāhele, G. dohle,. Cf. Caddow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From its cry.

Usage

In literature:

DAW, GEORGE W., M.N.S.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey; Marjorie Daw.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Moreover, Frere the prison tyrant and base denier of Dawes' heroism remains unexcused.
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
Tale of the daw to the raven.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Leaving the palace we go on to see a very curious thing not far off outside the walls, this is the Kutho-daw, the Royal Merit-House.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
When Dawes was through, he pushed back his plate and ordered Sol to get ready.
"Dream Town" by Henry Slesar
One of these men was William Dawes, of whom, except for his actions on this night, we know little.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
Dawes, Sir W., 113-114.
"A Walk from London to Fulham" by Thomas Crofton Croker
Madge Dawes was standing behind him, trying to read the message over his shoulder.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Revere and Dawes obeyed.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In poetry:

A numerous troop I lead along
Of actors, to adorn my song.
Renown'd for wisdom, yet they fall;
A Jack Daw holds the most of all.
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
And they lay still and sleeped sound
Until the day began to daw;
And kindly to him she did say,
"It is time, true love, you were awa'."
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
Here come your Marjorie Daw, your dear Bad Boy,
Prudence, and Judith the Bethulian,
And many more, to wish you birthday joy,
And sunny hours, and sky caerulean!
"Thomas Bailey Aldrich" by Henry Van Dyke
Shy gamesome girls, small daring imps of boys,
But gentle, almost silent at their play—
Their fledgling daws, for food, make far more noise
Ranged on the ledge than they.
"Kismet" by Jean Ingelow
Now daw'nd th' appointed, but unwelcome Day,
That bore my dearest Brother far away,
Where foreign Climes might store his ripening Youth,
With Observation, Science, Taste, and Truth.
"Louisa: A Poetical Novel. First Epsitle." by Anna Seward
My learned Daw, with his advice,
Shall mount the pulpit in a trice
On Sunday next; he thinks it best,
Before the scabby flock are dress'd,
Whisper the Priest who hunts for pelf--
Hark ye, physician--heal thyself."
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton

In news:

For a pair of bands that embrace the down-home and rootsy, Dawes and Blitzen Trapper couldn't have chosen a better place to kick off a six-week co-headlining tour than Petaluma, California.
Dawes and Jonny Corndawg.
Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes stopped by the Corner Lounge before opening up for Alison Krauss at the Charlottesville Free Clinic benefit at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
California Dreaming with Dawes .
"The best rock 'n' roll is never preconceived," says Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith.
Hundreds of educators help make over Dawes Elementary.
XPN's Featured Album of the Week is Nothing Is Wrong by Dawes .
XPN's Featured Album of the Week is Nothing Is Wrong, the sophomore full-length release from folk-rock quartet Dawes .
Poetry Everywhere "Tornado Child" by Kwame Dawes PBS.
Writer Kwame Dawes has traveled to Haiti over the past year to report on and write poems about people's experiences after the earthquake.
Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Dawes continues a series of reports in partnership with USA Today and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Nigel Dawes 34 Left Wing.
Advice From Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes .
"You broke the quick-giving heart of a kid and you're now coming back to a man," the band Dawes sang during its intimate set at the Chase Freedom Lounge during this weekend's Outside Lands Music and Arts festival in San Francisco.
Jodi Lynn Dawes is a graduate of Estill County High School and had a 4.2 GPA.
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In science:

K , and where we have introduced the K¨ahler covariant derivative DaW = where Gab is the metric on the moduli space derived from the K¨ahler poten∂aW + (∂a (cid:101)K )W .
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
In 2006 Daws extended Gramsch and Luft’s result to the Gohberg–Markus–Feldman case by classifying the closed ideals of B (ℓp(I )) (for p finite) and B (c0(I )) where I is an index set of arbitrary cardinality.
Dichotomy theorems for random matrices and closed ideals of operators on $\big(\bigoplus_{n=1}^\infty\ell_1^n \big)_{\mathrm{c}_0}$
The decay D± → DAW ± is described by the same equation as the decay D± → DW ± .
Simple and robust method for search Dark Matter particles and measuring their properties at ILC in various models of DM
The decay D± → DAW ± is described by the same equation as the decay D± → DW ± .
Simple and robust method for search Dark Matter particles and measuring their properties at ILC in various models of DM
EA (+) for energy distribution of W ’s from decay D± → DAW ± are given by the same equations but with the change MD to MDA .
Simple and robust method for search Dark Matter particles and measuring their properties at ILC in various models of DM
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