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  • noun Plural form of daw.

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Examples

  • [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

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

    Chapter 37

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

    Chapter 32

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

    French Word-A-Day:

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

    French Word-A-Day:

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

    étourneau - 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

  • 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

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