Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch form of sea-mew.

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Examples

  • But then, before I give, as the proverb hath it, “My own fish-guts to my own sea-maws,” I must, for the sake of my own character, be very sure that my sea-maw can pick them to some purpose.

    Redgauntlet

  • --- I saw a white object dart frae the tap o 'the cliff like a sea-maw through the mist, and then a heavy flash and sparkle of the waters showed me it was a human creature that had fa'en into the waves.

    The Antiquary

  • But then, before I give, as the proverb hath it, "My own fish-guts to my own sea-maws," I must, for the sake of my own character, be very sure that my sea-maw can pick them to some purpose.

    Redgauntlet

  • -- I saw a white object dart frae the tap o 'the cliff like a sea-maw through the mist, and then

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • I saw a white object dart frae the tap o’ the cliff like a sea-maw through the mist, and then a heavy flash and sparkle of the waters showed me it was a human creature that had fa’en into the waves.

    The Antiquary

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