from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A slattern.
- noun A maggot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Scot. A maggot.
- noun Prov. Eng. A slattern; a mawks.
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- noun obsolete except in dialects a
- noun UK, dialect, obsolete a
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The notes are articulate, the personal knowledge impressive: there is no generic "we never knew you but the angels will …" kind of mawk, just genuine tributes from the girls in the bookies, the twins in the dance class, who had come to know and appreciate the different lives of all these different people.
The _mawk_ fly is indigenous, and thrives wonderfully, as you shall hear.
I have seen two mawk flies strike (as it seemed) a joint of meat, just as it was removing from the spit, leaving their fly blows there.
But I have, and what do you think it's about – It's about the silliest little girl you can imagine – a regular mawk of a girl – and a Frog.
D'ye think my maister can let the like o 'you sorn on him, week in, week oot, like a mawk on a sheep's hurdie?
It's about the silliest little girl you can imagine -- a regular mawk of a girl -- _and a Frog_.
We were talking about this only today in the office, and marvelling that such a flat and movie-ish pile of mawk could be anyone's greatest film of all time.
If we see a member of the church of Christ living in obedience to the 'law of Christ,' we say he is a Christian, and speak of him as such; on the other hand, if we know he is in works denying Christ, being disobedient, we tacitly assume that he is not a Christian, yet a mawkish charity keeps us, in too many instances, from speaking out in this matter, and also keeps us from earnestly trying to distinguish the true Christian; and this is one of the great sins of the church in our times, for thus the wicked are not put to shame, and others are caused to hesitate in their graces by the conduct of those whom, in mawk charity, are called Christians.
May 11, 2007 at 9:08 am lookz liek my ol’ kitteh RIP at the rainbow bridge ‘cept wifout a wittle gway mawk on hew hed.
The poet W. H. Auden derided “Lip-smacking Imps of mawk and hooey,” and the feminist author Germaine Greer in her 1970 Female Eunuch rescued equestrian interests of women from psychological leers with “The horse between a girl’s legs is supposed to be a gigantic penis.