• WordNet 3.6
    • n taw a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
    • n taw the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Taw A large marble to be played with; also, a game at marbles.
    • Taw A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles.
    • Taw To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, and the like, by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.
    • Taw To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge.
    • v. t Taw To push; to tug; to tow.
    • n Taw Tow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taw The twenty-second and last letter (R) of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English t. Its numerical value is 400.
    • taw To work, dress, or prepare (some raw material) for use or for further manipulation.
    • taw Especially To make (hides) into leather, specifically by soaking them, after cleaning, in a solution of alum and salt. See leather, tanning.
    • taw To harden or make tough.
    • taw To beat; thrash.
    • taw To torture; torment.
    • n taw Implements; tackle.
    • n taw A Middle English variant of tow.
    • n taw A game at marbles.
    • n taw The line or limit from which the players shoot in playing marbles.
    • n taw A marble. Compare alley-taw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Taw taw a marble chosen to be played with, a game at marbles, also the line from which to play.
    • v.t Taw taw to prepare and dress, as skins into white leather
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tawen, tewen, AS. tāwian, to prepare; cf. D. touwen, Goth. tēwa, order, taujan, to do, and E. tool,. √64. Cf. 1st Tew Tow the coarse part of flax
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tawian, to prepare; Old High Ger. zoujan, make, Dut. touwen, curry.


In literature:

He said she owed him an' was behind in her pay, an' that he was goin' to fetch 'er to taw.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
Sixth, a fiery attack from Sissy on Split's lucky taw.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
The Taw's course is far more direct.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
It was just daylight as we entered the broad estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge flow into the ocean.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
A starting or "taw" line is drawn on the ground and the back stands with his side parallel to it.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
White leathers are tanned, or more properly speaking tawed, in a mixture of alum and egg-yolk.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
Towards half-past four in the morning a body of a hundred men descended from the heights of Tawes.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Ne'er use the taws when a gloom will do.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The husband of Net-no-kwa was an Ojibbeway of Red River, called Taw-ga-we-ninne, the hunter.
"The True Story Book"
And you may helpe them much by enlarging their rootes with the taws of the tree, whence you take them.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson

In poetry:

From human minds important trifles spring,
Like empty bubbles floating on the wing.
The child, at four, is pleas'd with taw and ball;
I, at fourscore, to view a broken wall!
"Maxims" by William Hutton

In news:

TAW IP4 Photography Posted on Feb 01, 2011 @ 17:52.
One Sunday morning at Bangkok's rich Aw Taw Kaw open-air market, Bob Halliday, an American writer and translator who has lived in Thailand for 35 years, showed me how to pick the best ones.
The Transportation Safety Board ( TSB ) of Canada issued a final recommendations on July 4, identifying aircraft required to have either a Class A or a Class B version of a terrain alert and warning system ( TAWS ) installed.
Sandel awaiting approval for its TAWS with integrated RMI.
LandMark TAWS has TSO and STC okays.
Dudley J Taw, who died Dec 2 at age 96, startled a sales convention in Chicago in 1964 by waving a pair of red flannel long-johns and tossing gold-plated mousetraps into the audience.
Ohio's answer to Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil is predicting a shorter winter -- not that there's been much winter to speak of.
Pennsylvania's famous groundhog Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil has emerged from his lair and saw his shadow, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
T3CAS includes TCAS (Traffic and Collision Avoidance System), TAWS (Terrain Awareness Warning System) and Transponder functions all in a single 6 MCU Line Replaceable Unit (LRU).
Taw Vigsittaboot's new concept will have two levels and a garden for outdoor seating in summer.

In science:

The average access time decays with the distance in hierarchy ∆q as a power < taw >∼ (∆q)−θ .
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
This revised version has benefited from correspondence with Stephane Munier and careful proof reading by Abdel-Nasser Tawfik. I would also like to thank the members of the theory group at Bielefeld University for their continuing support and hospitality during the completion of this work.
The Color Glass Condensate: A summary of key ideas and recent developments