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Definition of "daws" [daws]

  • Plural form of daw. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "daws" in a sentence
  • "[451] Now there is no one save the most blessed Virgin our Lady, who has perfectly arrived at this height of excellence in the love of her dearly beloved: for she is a dove so singularly singular in love, that all the rest being compared to her are rather to be termed daws than doves."
  • "How the young man had managed it -- to propose to two sisters at once, at any rate to make love to one sister while the other was by -- remained among the wonderful feats which David Dalziel, who had not too small an opinion of himself, was always ready for, and generally succeeded in; and if he did wear his heart somewhat "on his sleeve," why, it was a very honest heart, and they must have been ill-natured "daws" indeed who took pleasure in "pecking at it.""
  • "'The little chattering daws of men,' Richard Realf called them the night he died."