from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A dialectal variant of
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
- noun UK, dialect A
slattern; a mawk.
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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
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?
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.
Before the joint had been ten minutes upon the table, small white mawks were moving upon the surface of the meat in considerable numbers.
From latitudes 60 to 63 degrees we saw a fair number of birds: southern fulmars, whale birds, molly-mawks, sooty albatrosses, and occasionally
"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. '