Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English or dialectal form of know.
  • An obsolete spelling of gnaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete See gnaw.

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  • verb Archaic spelling of gnaw.
  • verb Eye dialect spelling of know.

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Examples

  • Dobson's dog 'ud ha' knaw'd better nor to cast her sister's misfortin inter 'er teeth arter she'd been a-readin' me the letter wi '' er voice a-shaäkin ', and the drop in' er eye.

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  • Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 25 weeks 3 days ago listen up DON'T MAKE POOR DECISIONS WHEN HUNTING it is already hard enough to get a place and time to hunt without giving the opposition another way to knaw away at our rights. all hunters have the responsiblity to be safe and ethicial in all actions and decisions.

    Group Calls For End To Washington Spring Bear Hunt

  • Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 25 weeks 3 days ago listen up DON'T MAKE POOR DECISIONS WHEN HUNTING it is already hard enough to get a place and time to hunt without giving the opposition another way to knaw away at our rights. all hunters have the responsiblity to be safe and ethicial in all actions and decisions.

    Group Calls For End To Washington Spring Bear Hunt

  • Moreover, the dialect that snags the reader in print "Whoy, dudn't ee knaw . . . as Jan Vry wur gane avore braxvass" emerges here as fluid speech, its cadence a joy to hear.

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  • Yew knaw teh onli ting dat kitteh is tinkin is “OM NOM NOM NOM.”

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  • I kind of didn't really like cats much previously, someone wrote on a blog post somewhere that cats will knaw on your hardening cadaver, no matter how much love and tuna you have provided them, while a dog would sooner starve himself.

    blog: Adventures in Gondolas

  • Their teeth really do grow through their upper lip so they can knaw things underground without getting a mouthful of dirt.

    Creepy Crawly Cakes

  • I would knaw off my left arm to get issued with that type of uniform.

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  • I kind of didn't really like cats much previously, someone wrote on a blog post somewhere that cats will knaw on your hardening cadaver, no matter how much love and tuna you have provided them, while a dog would sooner starve himself.

    blog: November 2009

  • Maybe will shock them into a bit of independent thinking …. knaw

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