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Pronunciation : Haw
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. hawe, AS. haga; akin to D. haag headge, G. hag, hecke, Icel. hagi pasture, Sw. hage, Dan. have garden. Haggard, Ha- ha, Haugh, Hedge.]
Definition : 1. A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard. And eke there was a polecat in his haw. Chaucer.

2. The fruit of the hawthorn. Bacon.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Haw
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Etymol. uncertain.] (Anat.)
Definition : Defn: The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Haw
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. ha an interjection of wonder, surprise, or hesitation.]
Definition : Defn: An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made. "Hums or haws." Congreve.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Haw
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation. Cut it short; don't prose -- don't hum and haw. Chesterfield.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Haw
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Written also hoi.]
Definition : Defn: To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee. To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to go from one thing to another without good reason; to have no settled purpose; to be irresolute or unstable. [Colloq.]

i. [imp. & p. p. Hawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hawing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Haw
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen. To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to lead this way and that at will; to lead by the nose; to master or control. [Colloq.]

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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