Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal variant of mawk.

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

  • noun Prov. Eng. A slattern; a mawk.

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  • noun Plural form of mawk.
  • noun hands
  • noun UK, dialect A slattern; a mawk.

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Examples

  • He still nursed his grievances, for pet grievances are not yet included in the tax on luxuries, but these were no longer suffragettes and lawyers, but slugs, "mawks," and

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  • March 18, 2008 at 3:27 am nope. me neever. wut? doaz blak mawks on da seelin? oh, um, dat wuz mai uttemp at mawdurn art. yoo doan lyke it?

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  • If by any chance these animals are suffered to accompany the meat to the safe or larder, in the course of twenty-four hours the small white mawks increase to the length of one-eighth of an inch, and are found crawling in hundreds and moving about, as you have observed the yellow flies buzzing over the old and rotten carcass of a horse that has been exposed for weeks.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • Before the joint had been ten minutes upon the table, small white mawks were moving upon the surface of the meat in considerable numbers.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • From latitudes 60 to 63 degrees we saw a fair number of birds: southern fulmars, whale birds, molly-mawks, sooty albatrosses, and occasionally

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  • "T 'god o' flies taks out his book an 'begins to read t' list: 'Five hunderd mawks, three hunderd atter-cops, two hunderd an' fifty bummle-bees. '

    Tales of the Ridings

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