taw

A schoolboy's game, played with small round balls made of stone dust, called marbles.

I'll be one upon your taw presently ; a species of threat.
tawed

Beaten.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Taw (?), n.

Tow.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Taw, v. t. [Cf. Tew to tow, Tow, v. t.]

To push; to tug; to tow.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

 

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Taw (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tawed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tawing.] [OE. tawen, tewen, AS. tawian to prepare; cf. D. touwen, Goth. t�xc7;wa order, taujan to do, and E. tool. 64. Cf. 1st Tew, Tow the coarse part of flax.]

1.

To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge.

[Obs.]

Beau. & Fl.

2.

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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Taw, n. [Cf. AS. taw instrument.]

1.

A large marble to be played with; also, a game at marbles.

2.

A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles.

[Colloq. U.S.]

 

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