Crossword clues for taw
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Taw \Taw\, v. t. [Cf. Tew to tow, Tow, v. t.]
To push; to tug; to tow. [Obs.]
Taw \Taw\, n.
Taw \Taw\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Tawing.] [OE. tawen, tewen, AS. t[=a]wian to prepare; cf. D. touwen, Goth. t[=e]wa order, taujan to do, and E. tool.
To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge. [Obs.]
--Beau. & Fl.
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 \Taw\, n. [Cf. AS. t[=a]w instrument.]
A large marble to be played with; also, a game at marbles.
A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles. [Colloq. U. S.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to prepare" (leather), from Old English tawian "prepare, make ready, make; cultivate," also "harass, insult, outrage" to do, make," from Proto-Germanic *tawjan (cognates: Old Frisian tawa, Old Saxon toian, Middle Dutch tauwen, Dutch touwen, Old High German zouwen "to prepare," Old High German zawen "to succeed," Gothic taujan "to make, prepare"), from Proto-Germanic root *taw- "to make, manufacture" (compare tool (n.)).
"a game at marbles," 1709, of unknown origin.
Etymology 1 n. (context obsolete English) Tawed leather. vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge. 2 (context transitive English) 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. 3 (context transitive English) Specifically, to turn (animals’ hide) into leather, usually by soaking it in a certain solution. Etymology 2
n. 1 A favorite marble in the game of marbles. 2 A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles. 3 ring-taw 4 (context square dancing English) dance partner 5 A favorite person; beloved, partner, spouse. vb. to shoot a marble Etymology 3
alt. The twenty-second and last letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others). n. The twenty-second and last letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others). Etymology 4
vb. To push; to tug; to tow.
n. the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles [syn: shooter]
Taw or TAW may refer to:
- Taw (letter), the twenty-second letter in many Semitic alphabets
- Taw (number), the collection of all cardinal numbers
- the shooter marble in a game of marbles
- The River Taw in Devon, England
- Taw (locomotive), a British narrow gauge railway locomotive built in 1897 for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, named after the river
- a method to produce white leather
- F-22 Total Air War, a fighter jet flight simulator game
- Tomas Andersson Wij, Swedish singer and songwriter and journalist also artistically known by the initials TAW
- Toa Airways, a Japanese airline
Taw, tav, or taf is the twenty-second and last letter of the Semitic abjads, including Phoenician Tāw , Hebrew Tav , Aramaic Taw , Syriac Taw ܬ, and Arabic Tāʼ (in abjadi order, 3rd in modern order). Its original sound value is .
The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek tau (Τ), Latin T, and Cyrillic Т.
Taw was the name of a Manning Wardle 2-6-2T locomotive which was built in 1898 for Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. Taw was scrapped in 1935
Taw, like all the locomotives on the L&B, was named after the River Taw, a local river with a three-letter name.
The tradition of naming L&B steam locos after local rivers continues into the 21st Century, with Lyd, a replica of Lew (the fourth locomotive built to this basic design), operational on the Ffestiniog railway and the Welsh Highland Railway
A 7.25 inch gauge version of Taw was built by J. Horsfield in 1999 and runs on the Eastleigh Lakeside Railway.
Closer to the L&B, the railway's trust currently owns one steam locomotive - renamed Axe - which, although it did not serve on the historic L&B, has been restored for use on the new line, currently based at Woody Bay.
Category:Lynton and Barnstaple Railway locomotives Category:2-6-2T locomotives Category:Manning Wardle locomotives Category:Railway locomotives introduced in 1898 Category:Individual locomotives of Great Britain Category:Scrapped locomotives Category:2 ft gauge locomotives
Usage examples of "taw".
Her taw, the inner silence that is the basis for all magic, rose sure and firm like a well-remembered tune.
His taw, the inner quiet where his power had its birth, was silent, but silent with a silence of absence, not the silence that was like music, that was his strength.
Her taw, the silence that is like music, filled her with its potent strength.
She could put them from her mind and concentrate solely on contemplation of her taw, the heart of her own mystery, that place of inner stillness from which strength was gained and where magic was borne.
Then, with the clarity of sight that her taw brought to her, she realized that there were only shadows under the hood.
She was sufficiently versed in the exercise that her taw responded quickly to her call.
She let its measures fill her until the tune resonated with the rhythm of her taw and her heartbeat.
Tried to raise her taw, only to find that fog still clouding her mind.
Feeling more able, more in control, she closed her eyes and concentrated on raising her taw, on cutting through the fog that beclouded her mind.
The warm secret strength of her taw remained just a memory, its presence clouded from her approach no matter how desperately she tried to call it up.
She drew on the focused energy of her taw and forced herself to ignore the cramping muscles.
The pendant filled her with the strength drawn up from deep inside her, from what Grimbold had named the taw, the inner well.
Her taw, her inner strength, was still at low ebb, but her body moved more smoothly.
Still, there were plenty of Rebels in the country, and they hung around our front, exchanging shots with us at long taw, and occasionally treating us to a volley at close range, from some favorable point.
The Lemon Drop Kid goes on to state that when he arrives at the track he has fifty bobs pinned to his wishbone to bet on this certain horse, but unfortunately he gets a tip on a real good thing in the very first race, and bets his fifty bobs right then and there, figuring to provide himself with a larger taw to bet on the certain horse in the fifth, but the real good thing receives practically a criminal ride from a jock who does not know one end of a horse from the other, and is beat a very dirty snoot, and there The Lemon Drop Kid is with the fifth race coming up, and an absolute cinch in it, the way his tale goes, but with no dough left to bet on it.