daw


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Daw \Daw\ (d[add]), n. [OE. dawe; akin to OHG. t[=a]ha, MHG.
   t[=a]he, t[=a]hele, G. dohle. Cf. Caddow.] (Zool.)
   A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often
   nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.
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         The loud daw, his throat
         displaying, draws
         The whole assembly of his fellow daws.   --Waller.
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   Note: 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Daw \Daw\, v. i. [OE. dawen. See Dawn.]
   To dawn. [Obs.] See Dawn. --Drayton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Daw \Daw\, v. t. [Contr. fr. Adaw.]
   1. To rouse. [Obs.]
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   2. To daunt; to terrify. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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