chaw


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chaw \Chaw\, n. [See Chaw, v. t.]
   1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
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   2. [Cf. Jaw.] The jaw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   Chaw bacon, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law)

   Chaw tooth, a grinder. (Law)
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chaw \Chaw\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chawed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Chawing.] [See Chew.]
   1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating;
      to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.
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            The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,
            Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
                                                  --Surrey.
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   2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind
      working upon; to brood over. --Dryden.
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   Note: A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as
         vulgar.
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