Taw meaning

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To convert (an animal hide) into white leather by treating it with a mixture containing alum and salt.
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A game of marbles.
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A game of marbles in which players attempt to drive marbles out of a marked circle.
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(chiefly southern us) A large, fancy marble used for shooting.
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The line from which a player shoots in marbles.
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To shoot a marble.
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In a game of marbles,
  • A fancy marble that a player shoots.
  • The line from which the players shoot.
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To prepare (a natural product) for further treatment or use; specif., to make (skins) into leather by treating with alum, salt, etc.
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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.
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Specifically, to turn (animals' hide) into leather, usually by soaking it in a certain solution.
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(obsolete) Tawed leather.
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A favorite marble in the game of marbles.
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A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles.
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Ring-taw.
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(square dancing) Dance partner.

Walk around your corner, see-saw around your taw.

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A favorite person; beloved, partner, spouse.
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To shoot a marble.
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The twenty-second and last letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
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To push; to tug; to tow.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of taw

  • Middle English tawen from Old English tawian to prepare

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English tawen, from Old English tawian (“to do, make"), from Proto-Germanic *tawjanÄ… (“to make, prepare"), from Proto-Indo-European *dewǝ- (“to tie to, secure"). Cognate with Dutch touwen (“to rope, tether, curry"), Dutch tuien (“to fasten with ropes"), German Tau (“rope, hawser, cable"), Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌿𐌾𐌰𐌽 (taujan, “to make, prepare"). Related to tool and tether.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare tew (“to tow"), and tow.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown.

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