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  • n. Plural form of daw.


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  • [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.

    Treatise on the Love of God

  • 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 Laurel Bush

  • 'The little chattering daws of men,' Richard Realf called them the night he died.

    Chapter 32

  • "Chattering daws," Martin muttered under his breath, and went on talking with Ruth and Arthur.

    Chapter 37

  • Eagles ... fly alone ... they are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The Nobles, in ancient Times, did not leave their Country − Seats to become the Habitation of Jack − daws, and the Manufactory of Spiders, who, in

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • I do not envy the temper55 of crows and daws, nor the numerous and weary days of our fathers before the flood.

    Religio Medici

  • The system which she reprehended is not followed at New York, and the result is, not that the ladies “wear their hearts on their sleeves for daws to peck at,” but that they are unaffected, lively, and agreeable.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Eagles commonly fly alone: they are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.

    The Duchess of Malfi

  • Eagles ... fly alone...they are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.

    étourneau - French Word-A-Day


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